Michel does not achieve adequate support to continue in a minority and presented to the King his resignation
The flemish nationalist party leaves the belgian Government and has thus put an end to the coalition
The Government of Belgium, at the edge of the precipice by the Migratory agreement of the UN
Ten days, just ten days, that is what the belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, has stood in the position following the departure of the federal Government of the N-VA, the flemish nationalist party. The issue of migration and the signing of the Migratory agreement of the UN on the 10th in Marrakech have been ahead of the "coalition suicide" and the attempt to resist in the minority of Michel until the next elections, scheduled for may 26. Their partners for four years, posed an ultimatum total, Michel did not back down and although there is more than one scenario on the table, the country seems doomed to an early election.
This Sunday, around 5,000 people demonstrated in the european quarter of Brussels against the covenant of Marrakech, ratified by Belgium despite the division of its Executive, headed by the ultra-right flemish Vlaams Belang, and with the tacit support of the own N-VA, which in recent months have had a turn each time more visible to the right, especially on issues of migration and asylum, to address the haemorrhaging of votes and the rise of the far right. A demonstration ended in violent incidents, hundreds of detainees and loads of police even on horseback.
"My request has not convinced, nor has it been understood. I have taken the decision to present my resignation, and I'll go to see the king immediately," he has granted this afternoon Michel in the Parliament. Their goal was to resist together with liberals and christian democrats flemish with that it has been in coalition since 2014. However, ecologists and socialists, francophones were not convinced by their plans and had opted for a vote of confidence. Due to the lack of support, has decided to take a step to the side.
In the past few days, and even more clear during the debate on Tuesday, Michel had put on the table the three possible scenarios. The first, a general election in the next six weeks, with an economic cost higher than the planned for may and would have "consequences in terms of image for the country", that, from long ago carry a stigma of how difficult it is to form an Executive.
The second possibility, following the departure of the N-VA, was to form a new coalition in place of the known as "Swedish", by the colors of the formations. However, it became clear soon that he had not appetite. The flemish nationalist, despite being willing to back up economic measures, had already opted for elections, premature, trying to slow down the time to the rise of its main rivals. On the other hand, the forces of the left in French-speaking want to grow, moving away and focusing especially on how the MR Michel has state-of-the-hand and endure constant outputs of tone flemish. "If this option outside the Parliament, we must know that it will be extremely difficult to achieve a result in a reasonable period of time", said the prime minister, in statements collected by 'La Libre Belgique'.
The third way, the easiest logistically but complicated in political terms, was to follow in the minority. "It is not a traditional way in our country, but exists in more than a dozen european neighbours. It is a way of proceeding that is limited in time and that it would have certain advantages", he tried to convince in vain to the prime minister with an agenda focused in the next few weeks in the real economy and the purchasing power of citizens and the environment.
The decision it is now up to king Philippe, in his first major political crisis, that past 21.00 Tuesday decided to immediately stop the waiver temporarily on hold while you open a round of consultations. If he ended up accepting, the Parliament will have to vote on the dissolution of the chamber by a majority, and following the approval end of the monarch, are hereby extinguished, and early elections are called. If, however, the deputies do not approve the dissolution, the Government would remain temporarily unchanged. The same thing would happen if the king, for the reasons that it deemed appropriate, withdrawn the resignation. "Someone explain to me the difference between following in functions and what they proposed to Michel", deplored with bitterness the chairman of the MR, Olivier Chastel, denouncing the opposition for "seeking a trophy."
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