Our first woman Prime Minister?

Could the Chairwoman of the Flemish Christian democrats Marianne Thyssen be set to become Belgium’s first female Prime Minister? Although women have had the vote since 1948, no woman has ever led a Belgian Government.

Speaking on Monday, Marianne Thyssen said for the first time in public that she hopes to become Prime Minister after the election on 13 June.

Up until now, Ms Thyssen had never confirmed or denied whether or not she had ambitions to lead the Federal Government.

"I’ve always spoken like a lady and ladies are usually more cautious even if they have ambitions.” Ms Thyssen told journalists.

Marianne Thyssen added that if was up to the voters to decide. "If we are given the responsibility to govern, I will certain take on that responsibility."