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    KING BAUDOUIN'S NOMINEE AS PREMIER-DESIGNATE, MR. PAUL-WILLEM SEGERS, TODAY BEGAN EFFORTS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT?

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    KING BAUDOUIN'S NOMINEE AS PREMIER-DESIGNATE, MR. PAUL-WILLEM SEGERS, TODAY BEGAN EFFORTS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT AND THEREBY BREAK THE DEADLOCK IN BELGIUM'S WORST POLITICAL CRISIS SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

    THE FORMER SOCIALIST PREMIER, MR. ACHILLE VAN ACKER, HAS BEEN TRYING FOR THREE DAYS TO SOLVE THE CRISIS BUT LAST NIGHT HE INFORMED THE KING THAT HE HAD BEEN UNABLE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. MR. VAN ACKER TOLD NEWSMEN THAT A THREE PARTY GOVERNMENT WAS OUT OF THE QUESTION BECAUSE THE EX-LIBERALS REFUSED TO JOIN SUCH A COALITION.

    MR. SEGERS, A 64 YEAR-OLD SOCIAL CHRISTIAN TRADE UNION LEADER AND OUTGOING MINISTER IN CHARGE OF SOCIAL POLICY, WAS CALLED LAST NIGHT BY THE KING TO HELP FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT. TODAY MR. SEGERS HELD TALKS WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF THE THREE MAJOR PARTIES TO SOUND THEM OUT ON AGAIN ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A NATIONAL COALITION.

    THE SOCIALIST COALITION GOVERNMENT RESIGNED LAST FRIDAY FOLLOWING A SPLIT ON ALMOST ALL MAJOR PROBLEMS FACING THE NATION INCLUDING THE DISCORD BETWEEN THE FLEMISH AND WALLOON (FRENCH SPEAKING) COMMUNITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA45C0PK6IPWAHHXN2NFXZYXOS5
    Media URN:
    VLVA45C0PK6IPWAHHXN2NFXZYXOS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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