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    Flemish voters tired of community issues

    ©Belga
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    Enough of community issues: this is what voters from the north of the country think. And it is the main finding of a post-electoral poll of 1,183 Flemish speakers by KUL (Catholic university of Leuven), reported by Le Soir, De Standaard, and Het Nieuwsblad on Tuesday. The study shows that only 5.7% of voters are still following the administrative reforms, as opposed to 19.7% in 2010, and 13.3% in 2007.

    The preferred institutional option for respondents has evolved in the same way. Whereas in 2010, 52% hoped for more autonomy for regions and local communities, only 36.4% felt the same in 2014.

    Over half of voters polled (56.7%) claimed they felt part of Belgium first, before Flanders (27.7%).

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)