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Belgian Prime Minister resigns after his party is defeated in European and national elections

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo resigned after his party lost national and European parliamentary elections this Sunday.

The 48-year-old politician fought back tears as he announced the decision on Sunday night in Brussels.

In the European elections, De Croo’s Open VLD party also performed poorly, obtaining just 5.8% of the vote, according to the RTBF poll.

The Vlaams Belang party and the N-VA party were tied, with 14.8% and 14.2% of the vote, respectively, according to the RTBF poll.

In his resignation speech, De Croo promised to allow a “proper transfer” of power to his successor.

Highlighting that he remains convinced that Belgium “needs a new government with full powers that can take on its tasks”.

Source: CNN Brasil

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