The king’s little speech

Published on 15 July 2011 at 15:14

"More and more... I feel I'm... the king of the idiots ..."

Belgium is still without a governmentafter more than a year of strife between Flemish- and French-speaking political parties. Now the country is awaiting a decision from King Albert II, the symbol of a united Belgium.


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