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History of a Cursed Legislature. Reflexions on the Political Instability of Belgium

The question of government instability is analyzed through an account of the successive crises that have affected the 2007-10 legislature. for six months, it proved impossible to form a government because of the deep differences between the french-speaking and flemish groups regarding state reform. in the north of the country a strengthening of federalism was strongly desired while in the south the temptation to maintain the existing status quo predominated. in the following months, on several occasions this dispute further undermined the government and eventually led to its fall in april 2010. political instability is therefore not inherent in the Belgian political system, but rather the consequence of the lack of a national consensus about the evolution of the institutions.

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Référence électonique : Marc UYTTENDAELE, "History of a Cursed Legislature. Reflexions on the Political Instability of Belgium", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°136, 136 - La Belgique, p.51-69 . Consulté le 2020-06-05 22:19:32 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/History-of-a-Cursed-Legislature.html