This in turn would mean that public sector employees would not be receive payment and bills would remain unpaid.
The Chamber of Representatives have voted to grant the minority government provisional credit for the first three months of next year. The credit also known as “provisional twelfths” is calculated based on this year’s budget.
The Federal Government will have at its disposal the equivalent of three twelfths of the budget for 2018. All the party voted for the emergency budget with the exception of the three Federal MPs from the far-right Vlaams Belang and the two Federal MPs from the hard-left PVDA-PTB.