New Belgian elections are ‘inevitable’ if no government is formed by May, says Bart De Wever
Share article:
Share article:

New Belgian elections are ‘inevitable’ if no government is formed by May, says Bart De Wever

According to De Wever, if nothing is in sight by May, probably nothing will come. Credit: Belga

Bart De Wever, the chairman of the rightwing N-VA party thinks that “the call for new elections will become inevitable” if there will not be a new federal government by May.

De Wever did announce a “symbolic date” during his statement at the opening of the new studio of VTM News in Antwerp, without wanting to put forward a real deadline. “In May, we’ll be a year after the elections. If there’s no prospect of a government by then, you’re in a state of total inability to get anything done. Then it may become inevitable that a call for new elections will start sounding louder,” he said, reports VRT.

According to De Wever, if nothing is in sight by May, probably nothing will come. “If there will be new elections, it will probably be before the summer,” he said.

Related News:

 

On Friday, the King appointed Justice Minister Koen Geens to carry out talks to form a new federal government. Geens’ main task is to get the biggest party Flanders, rightwing N-VA, and the biggest party in Wallonia, socialist PS, together in one government.

De Wever admitted that, “with polished shoes”, he was ready to go to the royal palace. “I would not have thought it illogical, because it has never really been our turn yet. But that’s not what happened, we’ll turn the page and move on,” he said, reports De Tijd.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

Latest news

Brussels Airport adds 10 flight destinations this winter
Some 130 destinations will be served from Brussels Airport this winter, the company announced on Monday, just a few days before the start of the ...
Brussels pharmacies report rush on rapid tests due to Covid Safe Ticket
Many pharmacists in Brussels have noticed a remarkable increase in the demand for Covid-19 tests this weekend, following the official expansion of ...
Students filmed naked on ULB campus given a warning
A group of students caught on camera mimicking sexual acts on the campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been issued an official ...
EU Digital Covid Certificate becomes an international success story
The European Commission adopted on Monday a report on the EU Digital Covid Certificate and its implementation across the EU. According to the ...
Belgian chocolatier agrees to $15 million settlement over misled consumers allegations
Internationally recognised Belgian chocolate manufacturer Godiva has reached a $15 million (€12.9 million) settlement after US consumers said they ...
‘Buying second home does not mean you are rich’: government disagrees on tax break
The Francophone liberal MR party and the Flemish socialist Vooruit party strongly disagree on the current scheme for tax benefits on people's second ...
EMA starts evaluating Pfizer vaccine for children over 5 years old
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started evaluating an application to extend the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children ...
Energy prices: EU’s demand and supply dilemma in importing natural gas
The European Commission adopted last week a plan on how to tackle the rise in global energy prices in the short-term while relying on the transition ...
Tram line and cycle path to connect Brussels’ outskirts to airport
Works on a tram line connecting Brussels, the NATO headquarters and Brussels Airport in Zaventem, which could attract up to 10,000 passengers a day, ...
SKYFALL: European police complete counter-drone training in Antwerp
In a joint project between Belgium’s federal police and the Brussels Capital Ixelles Policing Area, 15 European police officers visited Antwerp to ...
Offshore wind farms could help reach climate neutrality by 2050
A study carried out by the Bureau fédérale du Plan (BFP) – an independent Belgian organisation that investigates questions of environmental and ...
Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...