Brussels – As prime minister Michel today took the plane to Morocco, take in the direction of Marrakech, then he has no government. The Belgian ‘kibbelkabinet’ seems to be still on the road to an inevitable end.
The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel.
The N-VA leaves the Belgian government expressly to dangle after a chaotic week. On a slotted cabinet meeting Saturday (hours delayed due to protest of the yellow bibs in Brussels), it was soon clear that the N-VA and the other three coalition parties opposite each other. The Flemish nationalists, the largest party within the cooperation, are vehemently against the migratiepact.
Chairman and political brain of the party Bart De Wever sparkled this week through absence for the screens, but it’s still the director. But still, he wanted the final doodsklap not give. Smart rebounded, he hit the ball back to the other political parties, concerned to blame the fall of the government in the shoes slid.
Chaos in the Belgian cabinet
Because the N-VA only let the emergency brake pulls, he did not agree to a vote against, he made Saturday clear. For the N-VA would be enough if Belgium would abstain from voting. But this is unacceptable to the Flemish parties CD&V and Open VLD and MR prime minister Michel, the only French-speaking party in the cabinet.
Last week was a political soap opera with lots of plot twists. After the Flemish nationalist N-VA first high tone had demanded that Michel not to Marrakesh would go on behalf of the government, refused the party the government to drop when it became clear that the other three governing parties in the parliament went in search of support for the pact.
At the end of may next year, would the Belgians, and anyway, to the polls need to create a new Room to choose. It is still the question of what exactly is going to happen. Only if the Room itself decomposes, it leads to early elections. The government would, even without the N-VA by can and search for support at opposition parties.
The Weaver suggested that this latter, a ‘Marrakesh-coalition’ is perfectly possible. “There is a two third majority, they can continue without us. They’ve clearly made with a lot of eagerness our proposal to reject.”
The fall of the cabinet really seems inevitable. Premier Michel still wants to Marrakech travel.
In Marrakesh is Monday, the summit meeting of the United Nations that the migratiepact on the table, a 34-page document, which provides guidelines about an orderly and safe migration.
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