Center-Left Party Winner In Belgium
Despite a bitter corruption scandal and a push by extreme right-wing parties, Belgium’s center-left government held its ground in national voting Sunday, winning a projected 81 of the 150 legislative seats.
Incomplete results showed the far right, which made big inroads in recent years, failing to make major gains.
The extreme right-wing Vlaams Blok - which espouses expelling North African immigrants to fight rising crime - was forecast to retain its 10 seats in the national legislature. Its Francophone Front Nationale counterpart was likely to go from one to two seats.