Belgium’s King Philippe tasks centre-right parties to form unified government

July 24, 2014

According to Expatica:

Belgium’s King Philippe on Tuesday appointed two leading centre-right politicians to lead negotiations on forming a national government, a potentially drawn-out process after elections in May.

The Belgian monarch, who plays an important constitutional role, tasked the Flemish Christian Democrat leader Kris Peeters and the head of the French-speaking Liberals, Charles Michel, to try to form a government together, a palace statement said.

On Sunday, the king had called on the parties to form a federal government as speedily as possible so as to safeguard national unity.

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