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BELGIUM: Vincent Kompany's Dad Elected First Black Mayor

By Published October 15, 2018

Manchester City FC and Belgian international Vincent Kompany’s 71-year-old Dad made history when he got elected as the first black Mayor in Brussels.

Pierre Kompany, a mechanical engineer who arrived Belgium as a refugee in the 1975 from Democratic Republic of Congo, has been elected mayor of Ganshoren, a commune in the north-west of Brussels.

Vincent and his brother Francois posted a video on social media to congratulate their Dad, stating how proud they are of their him on his election win.

Kompany wrote on an Instagram post: "History! We are so proud of you dad. Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975. Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium! It was long overdue but it’s progress. Massive congrats!"

Kompany, who is already a local councillor and an MP in the Brussels parliament, added that he wanted an “intergenerational community in which young people and the elderly go hand in hand with each other”.

“This mayoralty is proof that people appreciate what I do,” he added.

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