Thursday, January 26, 2012


Executive summary by Darmansjah

Without the State Government Permanent Way

More recently, King of Belgium Albert II shorten his vacation in Paris. He rushed back to Brussels to resolve the political crisis that worsened in the country. The condition worsened after Acting Prime Minister Yves Leterme offered to resign. Leterme will receive new assignments in the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation of Europe in Paris, later this year.

Until now, the King has not given its approval. Leterme step was made ​​in Belgium deeper and deeper into political crisis which has been running almost 16 months.

As well as the country where the European Commission headquarters, the country is also known as a country that was always filled with political disputes. What kind of political crisis that shook the rich population of 10.6 million people? Belgium is a sovereign and peaceful country, but it has no central government since the last general election, July 13, 2010. Electoral divisions failed due to political parties, especially the political parties penggusung future prime minister as head of government.

The root of the political crisis lies in the difference of interest in the northern Dutch-speaking politicians (Flemish) and French-speaking south (Wallon). Belgium is a country with two ethnic groups, Flanders in the north and Wallonia in the south, as well as a small group of German pronunciation in the east. In Brussels there updates that harmony between the French and Dutch pronunciation.

Racial superiority that crept into the political photographed in Belgium. Height of the conflict it is the failure of elections in June 2010. Belgians have been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only modern country with the longest time without a legitimate government election results. Interestingly, even without a legitimate central government, the construction is still running good.

Political upheaval in Belgium has a long history. In the 19th century, the southern group of wealthy residents in the northern treated as second class citizens. Later, the economic life of northern improved spin, while residents in the south became economically disadvantaged.

After World War II, politics in Belgium improved with the implementation of the autonomy of the two groups. Their relationship improved. Through the process of constitutional reform that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, the government established a nurturing everything to avoid a conflict of language, cultural, social and economic.

His condition is now increasingly unstable after Yves Leterme submitted his resignation to King Albert II, 22 April 2011, because the coalition parties who carried rupture. Four days later, he officially resigned but still served as prime minister executing the task.

Belgium became an example that the development does not need to depend on who is sitting in the government elite, but the orientation for the interests of the people. In many other countries, including Indonesia, the government running, but not side with the people.

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