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Belgium’s Prime Minister Resigns Following


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 09:20 PM
Israa Farhan

Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has announced his resignation following his party's significant defeat in the European elections.

De Croo's party, the Flemish Liberal Democrats (Open Vld), secured only 5.9% of the votes in the federal elections, with approximately 90% of the ballots counted.

Addressing the media, De Croo stated, "Tomorrow, I will resign from my position as Prime Minister, but the liberals are strong, and we will make a comeback."

In Belgium, it is customary for the Prime Minister to resign after elections, facilitating the King’s consultations to form a new government.

However, the Prime Minister usually retains the position temporarily until a new government is established.

In a related political development, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday the dissolution of the French parliament and the organization of new legislative elections.

This decision came after the far-right party achieved a substantial victory in the European elections, surpassing the presidential majority's coalition by a significant margin.

Meanwhile, in the European Parliament elections, the European People's Party (EPP), which supports European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, emerged as the leading party.

According to the latest voter survey data, the EPP is set to secure 181 out of 720 seats in the new European Parliament.

These political shifts highlight the dynamic nature of European politics, with significant implications for both national and European governance.