In a statement released earlier on Friday afternoon Joachim Coens (Flemish Christian democrat), Egbert Lachaert (Flemish liberal) and Georges-Louis Bouchez (Francophone liberal) said that they intend to continue their talks on the formation of a new federal coalition government.
The statement came after crisis talks held at Mr Lachaert’s home in East Flanders to try and mend the damage done by Thursday’s row between Mr Coens and Mr Bouchez over the abortion bill.
Now the party leaders that have been dubbed the “Three Kings” by political pundits say that they intend to focus “on the formation of a new federal government” with full powers and a majority and “the relaunch of the economy” post-corona.
Ethical issues such as abortion will no longer be discussed in parliament, but will be examined during the negotiations on the policies to be pursued by a new federal coalition.
They added that “all parties have every interest that a new government that ensures the stability of our country and its institutions can be formed as quickly as possible”