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Flemish Separatist Ends Bid To Form Belgian Government

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June 25, 2014 AT 5:23 AM
The leader of the Flemish separatist N-VA party ended his bid to form a government in Belgium on Wednesday a month after the election, raising fears of another lengthy spell of political stalemate after the record 18-month impasse of 2010-2011. Bart De Wever, the leader of the New Flemish Alliance, Belgium's largest party, had been tasked with starting coalition talks by the king, but one potential partner walked away on Tuesday saying it did not trust the separatists.