King starts new consultation round after failure to form federal government
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    King starts new consultation round after failure to form federal government

    What will happen next is not yet clear. Credit: Belga

    Geert Bourgeois (N-VA) and Rudy Demotte (PS), the ‘preformateurs’ appointed by King Philippe on 8 October, have ended their task of helping to form a new Federal government on Monday.

    The King will keep his decision under consideration and will start a new round of consultations with the party leaders, according to a statement from the Palace.

    At 4:45 PM, he will speak with the chairman of the Walloon socialist party PS. At 6:30 PM, it is Bart De Wever, the chairman of the Flemish nationalist N-VA’s turn, reports De Standaard.

    By organising a new consultation round, the King will attempt to find a new way to make the federal negotiations run more smoothly.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times