Still no Government in Belgium

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News | Vienna Review | September 2011

More than one year after the government elections in Belgium, the country is still divided – not only linguistically but also politically, failing to form a government after more than 400 days.

Ever since the failure of coalition talks between the separatist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), who had won the elections in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in June 2010, and the francophone socialists, emerging as the winners in French-speaking Wallonia, the country has been in a political deadlock.

Outgoing Prime Minister Yves Leterme is currently heading a caretaker government.


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