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BELGIUM'S 6.5 million Dutch/Flemish and four million Walloon/French-speakers are locked in a quarrelsome union, and voters in a general election today might well prescribe a political divorce.
A mainstream Flemish party that is expected to do well is invoking the concept of irreconcilable differences to seek a separation and, in time, take the country's Dutch-speaking Flanders region into the European Union as a separate nation.
a nightmare scenario for poorer Wallonia, Belgium's Francophone south, which greatly depends on Flemish funds.
Early elections were c