There was a pandemic before the Belgian parties finally agree to back a new government with the prime minister, Sophie Wilmès in the lead.
It is 10 months ago, that the belgian voters went to the polls and put together a new parliament. But since then, the parties have not been able to agree on a new government.
on Thursday voted by a majority of parties in the belgian parliament for Wilmès' government at a tillidsafstemning.
It is the first government, Belgium has had since december 2018.
As the rest of the world is Belgium hit by coronakrisen, and the government must put everything into that fight - at least for a limited period of time. Wilmès' government consisting of three parties, i.e. no more than sit in six months.
In the maximum six years, the government has got the mandate to lead the country, to the steer the country out of the coronakrisen.
- In this unprecedented situation, it is crucial that we work together, said Sophie Wilmès prior to the vote of confidence.
Nine parties in the fractured country voted for Wilmès and her government. But the nationalist N-VA refuses to back her up.
the Party's leader, Theo Francken, condemns what he refers to as a 'corona-dictatorship' and refers to her majority as 'illegitimate'.
Belgium has long been without a government, because the N-VA withdrew support to the then prime minister, Charles Michel, because he has not responded to the party's demands for a stricter law on foreigners.
An election was held in may, gave to the political yderfløje progress, but did not make it easier to form a government.