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Belgium marks one year without a government


Congratulations to our Belgian neighbors who marked their one year anniversary this week of having no government.

Why? Because apparently their political parties can't agree. On anything.

The UK Telegraph reports:

Monday marks a full year since elections brought the anti-Belgium NVA regionalists to the fore in Dutch-speaking Flanders and left the pro-Belgium PS Socialists as the main party in the francophone regions.

The two need to work together to form a unitary national government, but have been spectacularly unsuccessful during a year of bitter sniping, interspersed with periods of cold silence.

In the meantime, a caretaker government is trying to take care of business, but is hamstrung by an inability to take decisive action while international investors take an increasingly dim view of things.

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