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February 17, 2011 – Comments (3)

Belgian citizens celebrate 249 days without a government.

Citizens celebrate 'world record' Belgian waffling

 

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#1) On February 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM, lemoneater (78.44) wrote:

I imagine that local governments in Belgium are functioning as usual so that Belgium isn't experiencing anarchy just no federal government. Perhaps they should go back to guilds.

I think the delicious waffles and fries do a lot to keeping citizens happy :)

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#2) On February 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM, TMFLomax (42.09) wrote:

Man, this is wild (and kind of funny). Who knew?!?!

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#3) On February 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM, rd80 (98.14) wrote:

Thanks for the comments.

The article has a quote from a caretaker Prime Minister, so even if there's no formal gov't, there is some kind of structure.

What I found most interesting was the report that both the Dutch-speaking and French-speaking groups were celebrating.  Politicians often say they want government to bring people together, but - at least in this instance - lack of a government is what's doing the job.

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