Flemish Interest to change election poster
26 June 2006, BRUSSELS — Brussels Court ordered the extreme-right Flemish Interest on Monday to remove a Wallonian woman from its election posters within five days.
26 June 2006
BRUSSELS — Brussels Court ordered the extreme-right Flemish Interest on Monday to remove a Wallonian woman from its election posters within five days.
The woman, Vanessa Verbruggen, of Rixensart, was depicted on the election posters of the Flemish independence party without her knowledge. She demanded the party remove her image from the posters.
Verbruggen worked several years ago temporarily as a photo model, but her lawyer said that did not give the Flemish Interest any right to use her in a political campaign.
The Flemish Interest currently has two election posters, one depicting the elderly Verbruggen and a young couple.
But the man in the photo of the young couple is also a French-speaking Belgian. He has been identified as Stéphane Henrard, a rally racer who has finished in the top 10 Paris-Dakar event several times.
An earlier Flemish Interest election poster also ran into problems, when the parents of the murdered Flemish toddler Luna demanded the party remove a photo of a blonde haired girl.
The parents said the girl reminded them too much of Luna, who was murdered in the Antwerp racist shootings in May.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news