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Pierre Kompany is interim chair of Brussels parliament

21:50 03/06/2019

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany's father has been appointed the interim president of the Brussels parliament, following last month's regional elections.

Pierre Kompany, who was also elected mayor of Ganshoren last October, will chair the parliament until a new regional government coalition is formed.

Tradition dictates that the oldest elected member of parliament presides over the swearing-in ceremony at the beginning of the season, on 11 June.

Kompany, 71, who represents the CdH party, will be assisted in the role by the parliament's two youngest MPs, Ariane De Lobkowicz-d'Ursel (DéFi) and Juan Benjumea Moreno (Groen).

How long he remains president depends on the progress made in forming a majority coalition in the Brussels parliament.

Photo: Christophe Ketels/Belga

Written by The Bulletin