Open Vld Leader Alexander De Croo replaces Vincent Van Quickenborne as the new Pensions Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the Belgian federal government. He was sworn in by King Albert II on Monday. The appointment of Alexander De Croo will allow him to take part in the difficult discussions on next year's budget.
Van Quickenborne will become the new Mayor of the city of Kortrijk, where he ended 150 years of Christian democrat rule.
Guy Verhofstadt is interim Leader and will lead the Open Vld until elections in December will determine a new Party leader.