Belgium elects first black mayor

Pierre Kompany, father of Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, has made history by becoming the first elected black myor in Belgian history.

Pierre kompany, who arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, entered Belgian politics in politics in 2006 as a councillor and then moving on
to the Brussels regional parliament in 2014.

His sons Vincent and Francois (plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare) were quick to congratulate their father in an Instagram post shared with Vincent's 1.6 million followers.

"He's the first black mayor in Belgium - it's never happened before, it's historic.... congratulations to my dad!" Vincent said.


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