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Belgian media and politicians pamper Flemish electoral ‘cannibal’ De Wever

After the N-VA (New Flemish Alliance) had won a stunning 28 per cent of the vote in Dutch-speaking Flanders on Sunday, miraculous waves of pampering comments in both parts of Belgium are flooding chairman Bart De Wever. Politicians and journalists who constantly reviled and abused Mr. De Wever before the elections, as he was the incarnation of the devil, are now making remarkable different analyses in the media. So for example the editor in Chief of the Flemish newspaper De Standaard is titling in an opinion piece that De Wever is capable to save and reform Belgium. Mrs. Onkelinx of the PS (Walloon Socialists) who ones compared the Flemish people with fungus and who is a very strong defender of the Belgian state is now -after a standstill of 3 years negotiating with less Flemish-minded parties- arguing that a compromise with the N-VA is feasible. The socialist mayor of Antwerp Mr. Janssens and Mrs. Thyssen, CD&V chairwoman are encouraging Mr. De Wever to become the prime minister of Belgium. For the time being Mr. De Wever is reacting very temperate on all these strategic moves by pointing out he is only interested in achieving the necessary constitutional reforms. Still according to a cautious Mr. De Wever nothing will be possible without constructive engagements of the other political parties. Who gets the role of prime minister is still not any of his concerns.

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15 June 2010 - Posted by | Belgium | ,

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