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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belgium Battles Apathy

BRUSSELS () -- Politicians are battling to restore voter confidence and counter disillusion with mainstream parties before Belgium's general election Sunday.


Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, who has repeatedly appealed to voters not to turn to the far right, said there was a general climate against politicians in Europe that was exacerbated in Belgium due to a string of scandals.


"We are trying to convince people that not all politicians are like that," Dehaene said.


Belgium's two Socialist parties are both involved in a damaging corruption scandal which has already led to the resignation of four ministers.