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Belgian politics still in limbo, three Weeks after elections

Three weeks after regional and federal elections, Belgium still does not possess a ruling majority. There’ve been divisions between Flemish and Francophones – however at the previous election, they climbed.

The nationalist right and extreme right prevailed from the Flemish north of the nation.

“There are two great difficulties,” says Pascal Delwit in the Brussels Free University. “The first is that the thrust of celebrations around the periphery of this machine that can not be a part of a national majority. Which means you’ve got to discover the vast majority of 76 from the rest 120. And in such 120 you’ve parties which are almost opposed to one another.”

However, observers believe the present situation is different. The former coalition collapsed when Flemish nationalists compared to the UN’s Marrakech pact on migration.

And creating the situation more complex, present Prime Minister Charles Michel and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders are taking up new EU articles in the forthcoming weeks.

“Maybe, a complication may be a chance,” says Pascal Delwit. “That’s the appointment of the Prime Minister of an interim administration on a daily business may be a lever to the building of a bulk. This is among those hypotheses moving in certain circles which, from the new supply between the Presidency of the Council, the European Commission and the Prime Minister’s office, a national majority could emerge.”

External elements may also push political parties to undermine. Challenges like the surroundings, Brexit, or even the danger of a recession in Germany could induce Belgian lawmakers to look for equilibrium.