Yves Leterme out of intensive care

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The medical team taking care of Mr Leterme did not deem it necessary to keep him in intensive care any longer.

The Federal Deputy Prime Minister Yves Leterme (Christian democrat) is still at Leuven University Hospital, but was allowed to move from the intensive care unit Sunday morning.

The medical team taking care of Mr Leterme did not deem it necessary to keep him in intensive care any longer. On Wednesday evening Mr Leterme became ill.

On Thursday he went to his local hospital in the West Flemish town of Ieper in the morning and was flown by helicopter to Leuven University Hospital later in the day.

The Deputy PM was treated for internal bleeding of the digestive system. The exact cause of the gastro-intestinal bleeding has not been communicated.

Schouppe will replace Leterme for Institutional discussion

Interim president of the CD&V Flemish Christian democrat party Etienne Schouppe will replace Yves Leterme temporarily during talks on constitutional reforms.

Mr Leterme was due to answer questions in parliament on Thursday afternoon. His party colleague Jo Vandeurzen stood in for him.

It is not yet clear how long Mr Leterme will be out of action.

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