First woman named as Bel­gian PM

The Korea Times - - WORLD -

BRUSSELS (AFP) — Bel­gian Bud­get Min­is­ter So­phie Wilmes has been cho­sen as the coun­try’s new care­taker prime min­is­ter — a first for a woman, the cur­rent premier Charles Michel said on Satur­day.

The 44-year-old still has to be sworn in by King Philippe, who is ex­pected to an­nounce the nom­i­na­tion for­mally on Sun­day at the ear­li­est.

Michel, who is set to take over as Euro­pean Coun­cil pres­i­dent on Dec. 1, had said on Fri­day he in­tended to step down by the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber “at the lat­est.”

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