The Belgian politician takes over from Tusk at the top table. We look at his path to power, and the skills he could bring to the role of EU Council president.
Donald Tusk is replaced as President of the European Council by former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
The nationalist right and extreme right prevailed in the Flemish north of the country. In Wallonia, the majority voted for the socialist party and the greens.
They are the new faces of the European Union: Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Christine Lagarde, and Josep Borrell. Here are facts about the nominated for EU top jobs.
Belgian prime minister forms a minority government after biggest party in coalition quits over UN migration treaty row.
The anti-tax 'gilets jaunes' movement has spread from France to Belgium, with protesters in Brussels marching against economic inequalities.