Belgium’s gov’t resigns after losing European elections

Amman, June 10 (Petra) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said that Belgium’s King Philippe has accepted his resignation after his party, the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats, suffered a heavy loss in Sunday’s European elections.

“The current government will manage current affairs and prepare the transition to a new team,” de Croo said Tuesday in a post on his X account. De Croo will remain interim prime minister until a new coalition is formed.

“I would like to sincerely thank our voters and fighters. The election results are a disappointment, and I take responsibility for that,” he added in his post.
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De Croo received only 5.4 percent of the national vote, down 3.1 percent compared to the last federal election held five years ago.

//Petra// AF
10/06/2024 22:13:36