October 8, 2014 / 7:29 AM / 4 years ago

New Belgian government to be sworn in October 11

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.

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

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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