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Frenchification advances in Flanders

According to Luc Van Biesen of the Open VLD (Flemish Liberals), the detailed results of the general elections of last Sunday are showing that the influence of French-speaking politicians in Flanders is still growing and that a quick division of the unconstitutional electoral district B-H-V is needed. In the electoral district B-H-V (Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde) Flanders was able to keep 9 parliamentary seats only because less French-speaking expats than usually were voting abroad. French-speaking expats consequently add their votes to the B-H-V listings to support the francophone influence in B-H-V. The Belgian Constitutional Court ruled in 2003 that the B-H-V voting district is in contradiction with the provincial definition of the electoral districts of Belgium. In this unconstitutional electoral district, French-speaking voters living in a Flemish province can vote on politicians living outside Flanders while this isn’t possible the other way around.

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16 June 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

At least 220 chairmen and assessors refuse service on Belgian federal elections

  According to the Corelio newspapers at least 220 chairmen and assessors of the voting bureaus for the federal elections of next week will refuse service. They officially declared they don’t want to contribute to illegal elections. The Belgian Constitutional Court ruled in 2003 that the Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde voting district is illegal and in contradiction with the provincial definition of the electoral districts in Belgium. The Walloon politicians in the collapsed Federal government refused to vote the split of this discriminating and unlawful district as it gives them the possibility to collect votes in Flanders although they don’t live in Flanders.

5 June 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment

Flemish lawyers question legality Federal elections

In an official press release published today, the OVB, the association of all Flemish lawyers are questioning the legality of the next federal elections and are asking for an independent judicial body to examine the legality of it. The reason is a judgement of the Constitutional Court. It judged that the existence of a certain electoral district ( BHV ) as a constituency was in contradiction with the explicitly provincial definition of the electoral districts. In this unconstitutional electoral district, French-speaking voters living in a Flemish province can vote on politicians living outside Flanders.

1 June 2010 Posted by | Belgium | , | Leave a comment