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Brussels decision brings Belgium closer to forming government

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Belgian political negotiators reached a compromise on the sensitive issue of Brussels and its suburbs, the only bilingual electoral district in the country and the source of deep divisions between Flemish-speaking and Francophone politicians. The breakthrough on the Brussels electoral district was hailed by newspapers in both languages as "historic". It is hoped this will help enable the formation of a government. Belgium has been under a caretaker government for 460 days.

Reuters/Thierry Roge