On Thursday, during a debate in Parliament, opposition parties, led by the Socialists and the Greens, staged a symbolic walk-out of the chamber after a heated row with President of the Chamber Siegfried Bracke, also a member of the N-VA
has got its way in excluding the French-speaking Socialists, part of the federal governmentfor the past 26 years and blamed by some in richer Dutch-speaking Flanders for draining cash to a welfare-dependent south.
has got its way in excluding the French-speaking Socialists, part of the federal government for the past 26 years and blamed by some in richer Dutch-speaking Flanders for draining cash to a welfare-dependent south.
Two popularity polls indicated that the N-VA
and PS would both continue to surge in their regions at around a third of the electorate, neither punished by their inability to produce a government.
Bart De Wever, the chairman of the N-VA
, and other party leaders held talks with King Albert, the country's head of state, on Monday to decide who should form the next government.
BRUSSELS, May 26 (KUNA) -- The New Flemish Alliance N-VA
party led by Bart De Wever, is expected to win the general elections in Belgium held on Sunday.
There, the powerful separatist N-VA
party favours a republic, or at least a royal as figurehead only.
Negotiating skills His negotiating skills through the 18-month crisis, Belgium's bleakest recent moments, were hailed by all bar the powerful Flemish N-VA
separatist movement that stands poised to make significant gains in elections next year.
Or, la mission du chef de la N-VA
etait consideree comme celle de la "derniere chance".
On education, the N-VA
has advocated that preferential choice in schooling should be given to Belgian families who have at least one Dutch-speaking parent.
De Wever is a controversial figure because his party, the N-VA
, has called for the end of Belgium's status as a federal state and its division into a looser confederation.
TV projections and initial results showed the Flemish separatist N-VA
(New Flemish Alliance), which advocates the gradual dissolution of Belgium, was set to be the largest party in Dutch-speaking Flanders and in the country as a whole.