I usually don't care about politics because I should have done this 30 or 40 years ago, now I am retired, although lots of politicians and even the pope are far over the retirement age and still continue to rule the world instead to retire too and leave the place to younger people with new ideas. A retirement home would be a far better place for them.
But for once I want to announce that Belgium just made a record and should enter in the Guiness book of Records ! It's the first and only country which is without government since ONE year now !
We, the normal citizen live our lives and notice no difference, even we think it's far better without government as with government, at least the language problem is not a problem anymore. Some people from other countries are wondering why the Belgians don't go on the streets and make demonstrations for a new government, but as it is, nobody sees the necessity.
The annual budget had been closed without any language problem and far quicker as usual and the provisory Prime Minister Yves Leterme becomes better and better. Even the French speaking people agree although he is Flemish.
Our two candidates who can't come to an agreement is the fat Bart De Wever (the Flemish), who gains more and more weight and less and less votes and the other one is Elio di Rupo (Walloon) the skinny one always wearing a bow tie. The Flemish one has 4 or 5 children and has married the mother when they were already born, the other one is gaily gay, which is not a critic, because he is very sympathic and stands to what he is. Belgium is a very tolerant country, the private lives or religions of politicians, their wives and children are of no interest to anybody. I don't even know how they look like or if they believe in something or not.
One thing is for sure, once in a blue moon we probably will have a government, but everybody is now so bored to hear always the same discussions and no results, that when it comes to politics on TV, people change the channel.
Don't ask how politics work in Belgium, nobody could explain. We have 53 minister for a country of 11.000.000 inhabitants, one prime minister and a King !
"Au secours" = Help (for the Walloons)
"Helpen" = Help (for the Flemish)
Pff, this game never ends !