Many Dutch support merger with Flanders

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12 November 2007, AMSTERDAM – Almost half the Dutch population is positive towards a merger between the Netherlands and Flanders. The newspaper DAG reported this on Monday after an opinion poll by Maurice de Hond.

12 November 2007

AMSTERDAM – Almost half the Dutch population is positive towards a merger between the Netherlands and Flanders. The newspaper DAG reported this on Monday after an opinion poll by Maurice de Hond.

The poll showed that 45 percent of the Dutch would support a union with Flanders. The majority however, 49 percent, would be opposed to such a merger. The supporters are largely people who would vote for Geert Wilders. It is remarkable that 80 percent of the respondents said they "liked Flemings."

The opinion poll is a reaction to the government crisis that has dragged on for months in Belgium. The Walloons and Flemings have been unable to form a government since elections in June because of fundamental disagreement on the future of the country.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news, Belgian news

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