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354 days and counting: Congratulations Belgium – the world record is finally yours!

Thursday, 2 June 2011
This morning – Thursday 2nd June 2011 - marks the 354th day since the inconclusive Belgian elections held last June 13th, and Belgium remains locked in a political impasse and without a federal government.

As a result it finally passes the previous world record of days without an administration held by the Kingdom of Cambodia who spent 353 days without a government between the elections on 27th July 2003 and 30th June 2004 when a coalition agreement was finally signed.

The recently-re-elected leader of the Socialists Elio Di Rupo has been charged by the Monarch King Albert II to try and form a coalition government, and while he has already tried once to form a coalition since last June’s elections, the impression this time is that the process is more advanced than it was previously.

While negotiations drag on, the previous government of Yves Leterme continues in its day-to-day role as caretaker.


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