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    Belgian mayor files slander complaint against far-right party

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    Vincent Van Quickenborne – former deputy prime minister and the current mayor of Kortrijk – has moved to file a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang party for slander, according to reports.

    The complaint relates to a Facebook post by the Kortrijk section of the far-right party which claims that the mayor tested positive for drink driving on Saturday night after the football match between KV Kortrijk and Anderlecht.

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    Shortly after the publication, the local police zone formally denied these allegations, which were also refuted by Van Quickenborne.

    The post still remains live on the Facebook page.

    The Brussels Times