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Geert Bourgeois sworn in as new Flemish Minister-President

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BRUSSELS, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Geert Bourgois of the Flemish nationalist party, Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA), was sworn in as Minister-President of the Flanders region of Belgium on Friday.

Mr Bourgois was confirmed at a ceremony conducted by King Philip at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

"Everyone at the N-VA is happy with events. There is now space for entrepreneurs to stimulate the economy and growth," he said, as reported TV Rtbf.

"This is a historic moment, especially for our base," said Mr. Bourgeois, adding that "we will act within the consensus government, but our party will be the most important."

The Flemish government is made up of a coalition composed of the N-VA, the Christian Democrat CD

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