After the resignation announcement of Belgium’s head of government, Charles Michel, king Philippe will decide probably on Wednesday about the relevant application.

in Front of it wants to meet the Monarch, according to media reports in the course of the day, with the various party leaders to consultations, to the political options to explore. As in Belgium, already in may 2019, a new Parliament is elected, could appoint the king, theoretically, Michel again with a formation of a new government for the next five months.

Michel, who leads the centre-Right coalition since 2014, had announced on Tuesday evening-surprisingly, his resignation, and the king his letter of resignation handed over. Shortly before the social Democrats and the greens had announced in Parliament a motion of censure against the liberal Michel. With him, Michel should be asked, within 48 hours of policy changes.

the Background of the announced withdrawal is a ten-days-long government crisis. The nationalist regional party N-VA, the Flemish-speaking North of the country, had left the government a week and a half, because of the Francophone Michel (42), for approval of the controversial UN-Migrationspakts to Marrakech travel. The N-VA is by far the largest coalition partner, the center-Right coalition.

Michel continued with a minority government. His liberal reformist movement (Mouvement Réformateur/MR) had seats together with the Flemish liberals Open VLD and the Christian Democrats (CD&V) however, only 52 of the 150 Parliament. An early re-election of Michel refused, because in may, 2019 in Belgium, anyway, is selected.

On Tuesday, Michel had tried, in Parliament, a threat of a motion of censure avert. The Belgian news Agency Belga that he campaigned for a “coalition of goodwill” to the government up to the elections on October 26. May continue. He suggested that a roadmap should be based on three areas: purchasing power, safety, and climate protection. As Michel tried to convince the opposition parties to give the government coalition in the coming half-year majorities. The Greens and the social Democrats that was not enough apparently.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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