Belgium is long accustomed to Government formations, but after yesterday's parliamentary elections, it is likely to be even more complicated than in the past. The voters have strengthened both rights and left-wing parties.
in the parliamentary elections in Belgium has increased the cleavage between the Flemish and the Walloons: The Flemish-speaking part of the country advanced at the ballot politically to the right of the Francophone to the left. The formation of a government could be extremely complicated and lengthy.
The Flemish nationalists remain between the results indicates that, although powerful force, but had to accept losses. The second largest group, forming an amalgamation of Flemish and Walloon Green party, came together on 21 seats. Especially in the case of the Francophone electorate, the Greens were in comparison to 2014 points. In the capital city of Brussels, she replaced the socialist party as the strongest force.
The extreme right-wing Vlaams Belang achieved significant growth, has been the third strongest force and is the actual winner of the election. In Wallonia, the Marxist workers ' party showed strong gains.
he was still confident: Belgium's Premier at the time of voting.No majority in sight
In such a fragmented Parliament, a government is likely to be viable for the majority of hard to come by. The Vlaams Belang have excluded all of the parties as a coalition partner. In purely mathematical terms, there is no majority, the right of the middle. A left-wing majority there is not even taking into account the Communists.
The last government - a quadruple Alliance of Flemish nationalists, liberals and Christian-Democrats and the Walloon liberals of Prime Minister Michel was broken in December on the dispute with the N-VA to the migration policy. Since then, the head of a business, leading a minority government without the Flemish nationalists against the government.memories of 2010
Government malformations are complicated in the Kingdom traditionally. The parties each have their own branch in the Flemish North and French-speaking Wallonia in the South, in the coalition parties are supposed to be from both Parts of the country. After the elections of the summer of 2010, it took Belgium 541 days to socialists, Christian Democrats and Liberals of both language groups agreed on a coalition without the N-VA to form a government. In 2014, the coalition, after a good four months.
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