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  Belgian PM agrees deal for interim government
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Last EditedGerald Farinas  Dec 20, 2007 01:16am
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News DateThursday, December 20, 2007 07:15:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBelgium's caretaker prime minister reached agreement on Wednesday on forming an interim coalition government, providing a temporary solution to a political crisis after an election six months ago. The linguistically divided country, home to the European Union and NATO, has been without a new government for a record 192 days, sparking speculation that the 177-year-old state could split into Dutch- and French-speaking regions.

Thousands of Belgian trade union members marched on Saturday in protest against the failure of politicians to form a government.
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