Belgium: without a government from 459 days

Posted in: politics- Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

Crisis? What crisis? Quite a serious one. The country has been without a proper government for 459 days, a world record, because political leaders on both sides of the country’s linguistic divide cannot agree who should, and how to, run Belgium.

Well, shiver me timbers. I learned something today. Belgium is a bilingual country grappling with separatist issues between the Flemish and the Walloons. I had heard of the Flemish but never the Walloons. Read on! Why is Belgium facing a constitutional crisis? | Ian Traynor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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