The party says that it “is not surprising” that it has not been invited. The Flemish nationalists are refusing to comment on whether all the other parties, including the far-right Vlaams Belang that is the second biggest party in the Flemish Parliament, have been invited for further talks. All the party will say is that “Discrete talks are being held with various parties”.
The Flemish socialists say that although they have not yet received a formal invitation “a signal has been given that we will be invited”.
The far-right Vlaams Belang won’t comment “in order to give the talks every chance”. This could indicate that the party has been invited for a second time. The Flemish liberals and the Flemish Christian democrats will definitely be invited. It is generally believed that Mr De Wever wants the current Flemish coalition (Liberal, Christian democrat and nationalists) to continue for a second term.
Unlike the first round of talks, the second round of talks will take place well away from the cameras.