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BELGIUM

Belgium is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch. Although the king (chief of state) is technically the source of all executive authority, the Council of Ministers (cabinet) actually makes all governmental decisions. The Council of Ministers, led by the prime minister (head of government), holds office as long as it retains the confidence of the parliament. Parliamentary elections are held at least every 4 years. There is universal suffrage, with obligatory voting and a complicated system of proportional representation.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
King Albert II
Prime Minister Verhofstadt, Guy
Vice Prime Min. Durant, Isabelle
Vice Prime Min. Vande Lanotte, Johan
Vice Prime Min. Michel, Louis
Vice Prime Min. Onkelinx, Laurette
Min. of Budget Vande Lanotte, Johan
Min. of Agriculture Neyts, Annemie
Min. of Consumer Affairs, Health, & Environment Aelvoet, Magda
Min. of Defense Flahaut, Andre
Min. of Economic Affairs & Research Picque, Charles
Min. of Employment Onkelinx, Laurette
Min. of Finance Reynders, Didier
Min. of Foreign Affairs Michel, Louis
Min. of Health Tavernier, Jef
Min. of the Interior Duquesne, Antoine
Min. of Justice Verwilghen, Marc
Min. of Public Administration van den Bossche, Luc
Min. of Social Affairs & Pensions Vandenbroucke, Frank
Min. of Telecommunications & State-owned Companies Daems, Rik
Min. of Trade Neyts, Annemie
Min. of Transportation Durant, Isabelle
Sec. of State for Development Aid Boutmans, Eddy
Sec. of State for Foreign Affairs & Trade Neyts, Annemie
Sec. of State for Transport & Sustainable Development Deleuze, Olivier
Governor, National Bank Quaden, Guy
Ambassador to the US Van Daele, Frans
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York De Ruyt, Jean