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Belgian politics in 1989

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  • Ivan Couttenier

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The center-left Martens VIII cabinet, which had taken office in May 1988 following the longest political cricis in Belgian history, continued in 1989 implementation of its constitutional reform program. The European elections had no domestic impact, but during the campaign the focus was once again on the burning immigration issue. Meanwhile, abortion liberalization caused tension inside the majority. In foreign affairs, the focus was on normalization of relations with Zaire.

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Couttenier, I., (1990) “Belgian politics in 1989”, Res Publica 32(2-3), p.208-227. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v32i2-3.18842

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29 Sep 1990
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