Father of Kompany elected mayor of Brussels municipality
BRUSSELS (AP) The father of Belgium defender Vincent Kompany will become mayor of a Brussels municipality after his party won Sunday's elections.
The Manchester City defender says in a video message that his father is the "first black mayor in Belgium - ever" before erupting in cheers.
Pierre Kompany, who came from the former Belgian colony Congo, and his party agreed to a coalition with two other groups to take over in Ganshoren, a town of about 25,000 people which is part of the Brussels region.
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Updated October 15, 2018