Prime minister of Belgium, Charles Michel
Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel offered his resignation to his country’s monarch King Philippe following a dispute with his former Flemish coalition partner, the N-VA, regarding the UN’s Global Compact on Migration.
Belgium will face a snap election next month.
The right-wing Flemish party quit the government after Mr Michel refused its demand to drop his support for the migration pact, and secured parliamentary approval to go ahead against its wishes.
It branded his weakened administration “the Marrakech coalition,” after the city where the accord was signed just over a week ago.
Its withdrawal left his French-speaking liberal MR supported only by two smaller Flemish parties.
The US dropped out of talks on the pact last year and countries including Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Australia have rejected it.
The deal is expected to be ratified at the UN headquarters in New York on December 19.