October 8, 2014 / 7:29 AM / 3 years ago

New Belgian government to be sworn in October 11

Charles Michel, head of the Francophone Liberal Party (MR), gestures to members of the media from a vehicle after leaving the Royal Palace in Brussels September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s new federal government, a center-right coalition of liberals, Christian Democrats and a Flemish regional party, will be sworn in on Saturday, the Royal Palace said on Wednesday.

French-speaking liberal Charles Michel, 38, is set to become prime minister after the incoming ruling coalition concluded marathon talks to settle the budget late on Tuesday.

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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