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Lack of faith in politics pushed voters towards extreme parties

According to research carried out by three leading Belgian universities, a lack of faith in politics lead to many people casting a protest vote in the election on 26 May. The distrust of politics pushed people to vote for extreme parties. In Wallonia the protest votes went to the hard-left PTB, while in Flanders the far-right Vlaams Belang was the big winner.     

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