Belgium Pirates struggled entering elections
The new and small parties in Belgium are upset. In a letter addressed to Paul Furlan, Minister of Local Government and City Policy, they complained about two procedural errors in organizing provincial and local elections that hamper the preparation thereof.
The first problem was that an application document for the provincial elections necessary to gather signatures did not yet exist. The other problem was that the official site of the ministry had two contradictory rules. On one page it was stated that people could only register as a candidate in the constituency where they were also resident. On another page it was clearly stated that it was not obligatory to be registered in the voting district concered. Meanwhile, this has been corrected with the help of the community and protesting pirates. The twitter hashtag : #hellopaul was used as a campaign to get these necessities fixed.
By the way, did you know that Belgium has six different governments running their country?
The Federal government, the combined Flanders and Dutch speaking government, the Wallonian government, the French speaking government, the German speaking government and last but not least the capital Brussels government.