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Belgium: the far-right at the gates of power?

By Jérôme Jamin / 4 June, 2019

How to explain the return of Vlaams Belang (VB) to the forefront when for several years a Flemish nationalist political party, the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (NVA), has dominated the political arena in the north of Belgium? Why didn’t the far-right break through also in Wallonia and Brussels? Do the Socialist Party and the PTB (Workers’ Party...

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Belgium: a fragmented parliament

By Christophe Sente / 30 May, 2019

Between European elections and the renewal of the national and regional assemblies, the results in Belgium confirm a trend shared with most countries on the continent: that of a fragmentation of the political landscape, a dilution of the centre towards the extremes and a weakening of the long dominant parties....

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