Thursday 17 March 2020 marks the date that the Wilmès II-government entered into force, with the prime task to tackle the Covid-19-crisis and its aftermath. Except for a new mission, there are no remarkable changes compared to the previous government in current affairs, including the government composition, which remains unchanged. It is only in parliament that we witness some reshuffling, with ten new MPs entering the scene. They replace the ten, now officially appointed cabinet ministers, who serve in the Wilmès II government.
After the vote of confidence on Thursday 17 March, PM Wilmès immediately asked the parliament for full executive powers to take the necessary measures in the Covid-19 crisis. This was voted upon and granted in the plenary session of Thursday 26 March.
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