Belgium gets new government and premier, 16 months after elections

Flemish liberal Alexander De Croo will be the new Belgian prime minister at the head of a seven-party government, the politician announced on Wednesday.”The federal government has been formed,” De Croo said at a press conference.The breakthrough comes more than 16 months after elections, or just under 500 days after the polls – something De Croo acknowledged, stating it the process had taken “long, too long.”The new government, he said, will now have to win the population’s trust.”It is up to us to prove that we have our feet on the ground,” he said.De Croo will lead a coalition of seven: a ho…

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