Author: Marc Deweerdt
The activities within and around the Volksunie get much media attention compared with other parties. The top politicians of the Volksunie such as former president Schiltz have more influence than their colleagues.
It was Schiltz that niade his party enter the government. His opinion was that every political party must try to achieve that goal.
It is not so sure that the traditional Belgian political families are willing to accept new partners. Apart from that it is possible that the Belgian, electorate wants some parties to remain in the opposition.
As far as the Volksunie is concerned the policy of Mr. Schiltz has been rejected by the electorate.
How to Cite: Deweerdt, M. (1980) “De Volksunie 1977-1979 : Toch uit de oppositie. Een vergissing of niet ?”, Res Publica. 22(3). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v22i3.19373