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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:15 AM
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Belgium swears in new government headed by Elio Di Rupo
Source: BBC

Belgium has sworn in a new government, ending a record-breaking 541 days of political deadlock.

New Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo was sworn in by King Albert II at the royal palace along with his 12 cabinet ministers and six secretaries of state.

Mr Di Rupo, a French-speaking Socialist, took the oath of office in French, Dutch and German - reflecting language sensitivities in the country.

The Europe crisis is thought to have spurred politicians to find a solution.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16042750



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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:46 AM
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1. I want to go to Belgium!
I'm going to try to find a way sometime in 2012...
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