New mayor for Brussels?
Before the year comes to an end, so will the term of Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans (PS), according to various sources from both language groups. And that is faster than expected. That 'Freddy' could not finish his third full term of six years comes as no surprise. It was already known that MP Yvan Mayeur (PS) would take over at some point, but it is the timing of Thielemans' resignation that is most surprising, just one year after the results of the municipal elections. But Thielemans, who turns 69 in just a few weeks, is also known to have a history of health issues, and his reputation has also not gone untarnished during his term as mayor.