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Belgian elex frontrunner wants to break up nation

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:33 AM
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GHENT, Belgium – The frontrunner in Belgium's elections this weekend is running on perhaps the ultimate in divisive proposals: the breakup of the nation.

Despite its status as the home of the European Union, Belgium itself has long struggled with divisions between its 6 million Dutch-speakers and 4.5 million Francophones but until recently talk of a breakup has been limited to extremists.

Now, Bart De Wever of the centrist New Flemish Alliance is pressing for exactly that. What once seemed a preposterous fantasy of the political fringes has, in the mouth of a man seen as a possible prime minister, suddenly takes on an air of plausibility.

"We are in each other's face," De Wever told 800 party faithful packed into a sweaty theater here ahead of Sunday's elections. "And together we are going downhill fast. Flanders and Wallonia must be masters of their own fate."


The frontrunner in Belgium's elections wants to break up the country? That is truly shocking!


I wonder, would the three separate regions join the respective linguistic countries or would they become independent nations? And what happens to Belgium being the capital of the country, the capital of the EU and not truly dominated by any single linguistic background. Maybe they will become a federal district under European Union administrative control.




posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:03 AM
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Are there any people from Beligum on ATS? What is your opinion on this subject?



 
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