Van Rompuy proceeds with formation task
3 September 2007 , BRUSSELS – Herman van Rompuy spent all of Sunday writing the draft for a report on the possibilities of forming a new federal government. This information came from CD&V sources.
3 September 2007
BRUSSELS – Herman van Rompuy spent all of Sunday writing the draft for a report on the possibilities of forming a new federal government. This information came from CD&V sources.
After the elections, the King first asked the leader of the French-speaking liberal party, Didier Reynders, and then former Christian Democrat prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene to prepare the difficult negotiations on forming a government.
Then on 15 July the leader of the Flemish Christian Democrats and head of the Flanders region, Yves Leterme, took over responsibility for leading the talks.
Although his party had won the elections and he was widely expected to be the next prime minister, Leterme handed in his remit after failing to win support from French-speaking parties for his reform plans.
Van Rompuy, who like Leterme, is a member of the Flemish Christian Democrats (CD&V) party, also took part in the government formation talks that have been going on since the election in June. After King Albert appointed Van Rompuy on Wednesday, Van Rompuy promised to would write an interim report for the king but he has not yet completed this task.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007
Subject: Belgian news