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Belgium gets first woman prime minister

WorldNews Monday, 28 October 2019
Belgium gets first woman prime ministerSophie Wilmes has been appointed interim prime minister. Belgium has been without a full federal government since December 2018. Belgium's King Philippe named Sophie Wilmes interim prime minister on Sunday, making her the first woman to head the government. The liberal francophone politician replaces caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December. Wilmes, 44, takes up the role without a parliamentary majority. She and Michel belong to the French-speaking liberal-centrist MR party. Belgium has not had a full federal government since a coalition led by Michel collapsed in December 2018. A new coalition government has not emerged...
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