Monday, June 14, 2010

Belgian election win for Flemish party that wants to split nation

The Flemish separatist N-VA party which wants to divide Belgium is on course to win the most seats in parliamentary elections. With 86% of the votes counted, the interior ministry predicted the New Flemish Alliance, which wants to gradually split the country between Dutch-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia, would win 28 of the 150 seats in the lower house of parliament, compared with just eight now. That would narrowly push the mainly French-speaking Socialists into second place. Heavy losses were expected for the Christian Democrats and the Liberals.

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