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Verkiezingskoorts breaks loose: billboards are prohibited outside of urban areas, Maggie De Block (Open Vld) calls the restriction ‘unlawful’

Londerzeel The verkiezingskoorts stores - more than a month before election day - is already in Londerzeel. The new rules of procedure, that the places of verki

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Verkiezingskoorts breaks loose: billboards are prohibited outside of urban areas, Maggie De Block (Open Vld) calls the restriction ‘unlawful’
Londerzeel The verkiezingskoorts stores - more than a month before election day - is already in Londerzeel. The new rules of procedure, that the places of verkiezingsborden on private outside built-up areas prohibits, under fire. Nadia Sminate (N-VA candidate for the Flemish Parliament) will feel endorsed and had already complained to the governor. Also Maggie De Block (belgian leader for Open Vld) assumes that the governor's decision will destroy. “This is illegal, we will therefore not take it into account”, says her husband Luc Asselman.

The town council has decided to have election posters limited. Majority parties LWD, CD&V and Groen voted for, Pro 1840 abstained and N-VA voted against. Only in public places for that purpose by the college were temporarily selected, may still verkiezingsborden be placed. Also on private land within built-up areas are election posters on signs allowed, but outside of it they are now prohibited. Violations are punishable with a GAS penalty of up to 350 euro. It is for the sake of clarity, not to posters behind the window.

The proliferation of election posters in a rural district such as ours provides a lot of visual discomfort.

Conny Moons (LWD)

“Especially in a rural district such as ours ensures that the proliferation of posters in the run-up to the elections for a lot of visual discomfort,” says mayor Conny Moons (LWD). “We want to restrict this to the built-up area in order to get more concentration. There may be everything and there is no limit. We as directors are often the first to associational life at the fingers tapping as they put up signs where that's not supposed to. If you have a signal, you must also hand in his bosom dare to cross.”

Complaint of N-VA

Opposition party N-VA has in the meantime already filed a complaint with the governor. Former mayor Nadia Sminate is on place two of the N-VA list for the Flemish Parliament, and is endorsed: “According to us, can you ban legal also not just enter. How do you get people to prohibit a board in their garden?” Monday, the governor is not yet on the complaint said.

“It will always be a bad moment”, responds Moons on the question of whether they will not be until after the elections could wait. “We endorse nobody, but nobody is looking ever beyond itself. This is not something that falls from the sky, but something that was already years living in the municipality. We now have another five minutes of political courage shown and at the start of the legislature to abolish it. At CD&V and Green, also a candidate on the lists. They have no problem with it. I am so confident that the new rules can be introduced.”

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