Yves Leterme appointed Belgium's new PM

Belgium's King Albert appointed Flemish Christian Democrat leader Yves Leterme as the country's new prime minister on Thursday, the palace said in a statement.

Yves Leterme appointed Belgium's new PM
Belgium's King Albert appointed Flemish Christian Democrat leader Yves Leterme as the country's new prime minister on Thursday after nine months of political deadlock, the palace said in a statement.

Leterme will head a five-party government after Dutch- and French-speaking parties ended post-election squabbling over devolution that had prompted speculation the 177 year-old country could break apart.

Agencies
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