Liberal politician Wilmes set to become first female Belgian PM

epa05963121 Belgian Minister of the Budget, responsible for the National Lottery Sophie Wilmes attends an Extraordinary Council of Ministers at the Val Duchesse in Brussels, Belgium, 14 May 2017. The meeting was on security and justice. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Liberal politician Sophie Wilmes is set to become the first female prime minister of Belgium, local newspapers reported on Saturday.

She is expected in November to replace the outgoing prime minister Charles Michel, who has been appointed president of the European Council, one of the top positions in the European Union, according to the reports.

Wilmes is the budget minister in the caretaker government led by Michel.

She would lead a caretaker administration until the country’s political parties agree on a new government. They have so far failed to do so following a general election in May.

After the 2010 elections, Belgium was led by a caretaker administration for more than a year-and-a-half, setting what was then a record for a country not at war.

Via Reuters  / Euronews 



%d bloggers like this: