Belgium one of the purest democracies in the world

 In many ways Belgium has one of the purest democracies in the world.

There is not only a right to vote, but there is also an obligation to vote. The voting system is fully proportional and for that reason does not create the unfairness of the British first past the post system.

The democratic system is not a two-party democracy and therefore the diversity of political parties is guaranteed;
Belgium has three left-wing parties, a couple of centrist parties, populist parties, right-wing parties a nationalist party and two green parties.

In the latest election no less than 12 political parties managed to gain at least one seat in the chamber of representatives. The political spectrum is so divided that it not only has become extremely difficult to form a government (after the elections in 2007 it took 194 days!), but also very hard to take resolute and quick decisions. Perhaps this is a democracy debate that would have to be dealt with in the future.

~ Why Belgium turned extremist by International Relations

 

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A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world. We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".
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