Sophie Wilmès has been elected as the head of government of Belgium and became the first female Prime Minister of Belgium.
Sophie Wilmès has been named as the head of government of Belgium. Wilmès is the first female Prime Minister of Belgium in its 189-year history.
Wilmès became a councillor in Uccle in 2000. From 2007 to 2014 she was First Alderman in charge of finance, Budget, Francophone education, Communication and Local businesses for the town of Sint-Genesius-Rode.
From 2014 to 2015 she was a provincial councillor for the province of Flemish Brabant. In 2014 she was elected to the Chamber of Representatives.
In December 2018 she became Minister of Budget, Civil Service, National Lottery and Scientific Policy in the Michel II Government.
On 27 October 2019 she became the first female Prime Minister of Belgium, succeeding Charles Michel.