One joojooflop situation

The Prime Minister of Belgium has offered to resign, setting up an unwanted rematch with Serbia to see which European parliamentary republic can go the longest without a national government. Serbia’s recent entry in the contest is a mere 57 days. The BBC says that the last round took nine months to give birth to a government, but as Ingrid Robeyns notes, the deal was hatched in December after merely 192 days. That will be a tough mark to beat, and serves as a reminder to mere potential candidates what a full EU member is capable of.

2 thoughts on “One joojooflop situation

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  2. Uh, the last time that I checked, Belgium was not a republic.

    This was best demonstrated by the fact that the resignation offer was rejected by the King.


    J. J.

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