Far-left party ‘not surprised’ to be the first left out of the new Flemish government
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    Far-left party ‘not surprised’ to be the first left out of the new Flemish government

    There will not be a second consultation with the party leader of the PVDA, Peter Mertens, said De Wever. Credit: Belga

    The far-left party PVDA is the first party that is sure it will not be included in the formation of the new Flemish government, said N-VA’s Bart De Wever.

    De Wever, as the party leader of Flanders’ biggest party after the elections (24.8% of votes), is tasked with forming the new Flemish government.

    After the first consultation with PVDA party leader Peter Mertens last week Monday, there will not be a second one, De Wever said.

    “We are not surprised,” the PVDA said. De Wever began the consultations with the leaders of other parties to form a new Flemish government last week, starting with the party that received the least votes in the elections (PVDA, with 5.3%), working his way up to the party that, after N-VA, received the most votes (Vlaams Belang, with 18.5%).

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times