Belgian Political Update - Friday 02 October 2020

Almost five hundred days after the May 2019 elections, Belgium finally has a new federal government, with parliamentary majority and full powers. On Thursday 1 October 2020, the new government presented itself in front of the federal parliament and took its oath. On Saturday 3 October, the vote of confidence in parliament will follow.

Weeks of difficult negotiations – marked by many ups and downs and strong communication by party presidents publicly displaying their discontent and frustration with the negotiations – appear to have finally paid off. All this is behind us as today the country welcomes the De Croo I government, led by the 44-year-old Flemish liberal Alexander De Croo (Open Vld).

Read our full political analysis here.