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King of Belgium extends mission to form federal gov't

09 Sep 2019, 23:26 ( 13 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Belgian King Philippe. File Photo Xinhua.

King Philippe of Belgium has extended the mission of two politicians, Didier Reynders and Johan Vande Lanotte, to form a new federal government, the Royal Palace announced Monday in a statement.

   "They will continue to work to enable the formation of a federal government as soon as possible," the Royal House said.

   On May 30, shortly after the elections, Reynders and Vande Lanotte were appointed to the post of Informateur to form a new government.

   The mission of the Informateur is to hold talks with the presidents of all parties to form a new federal government, while taking into account the attitude of each party.

   Their mandate has been extended several times, as negotiations in Flanders, Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation have persisted.

   This latest visit by the two Informateurs to the Royal Palace on Monday represents the sixth time they report to the King since their appointment.