Monday, December 03, 2007

Belgium's survival in question as 'next PM' quits the battle

Belgium woke up with a splitting political headache Sunday after the PM designate abandoned his attempt to form a coalition from feuding Flemish and francophone parties after almost six months of fruitless talks.
Leterme himself may be preparing to modify one of Nobel peace prize-winner Al Gore's favourite introductory phrases for use on the lecture circuit: "I used to be the future Prime Minister of Belgium."

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