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Father of Kompany elected mayor of Brussels municipality

(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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

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