|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
The Belgian government was left with a minority administration after the largest party, the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), quit the coalition over a dispute on signing the United Nations Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
The N-VA, a hardliner on migration, demanded that the Prime Minister refrained from signing the UN migration compact in Marrakesh. Following a majority vote in parliament, in favour of signing the compact, the Prime Minister said he would personally attend the conference to support the compact and make sure Belgium would keep its international credibility.
The Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel relaunched his government on 9 December 2018, made up of the three-party coalition of the liberal Reformist Movement (MR), the centre right Christen Democratic and Flemish (CD & V), and the Open Flemish Liberal and Democrats (Open VLD).
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||National Politics|
|Keywords||Global Compact for Migration
|Countries / Regions||Belgium|