Belgium political map
Map of Belgium political. Belgium political map (Western Europe - Europe) to print. Belgium political map (Western Europe - Europe) to download. Belgium political institutions are complex as its shown in Belgium political map. With an unbelievable number of political entities and institutions piled up on a small territory of 30,500 square kilometers, Belgium detains the European record of the most costly political system: no less than 57 ministers and state secretaries spread across six different governments, which are surrounded by seven parliaments and a dozen provincial governments. This political organization is seen as being the main cause of the communautarian permanent disputes in the country, and also as a major cause of the accelerating country debt issue.
Most political power is organised around the need to represent the main cultural (and political) communities as its mentioned in Belgium political map. Since around 1970, the significant national Belgian political parties have split into distinct representations for each communities' interests besides defenders of their ideologies. These parties belong to three main political families, though close to the centre: the right-wing Liberals, the social conservative Christian Democrats, and Socialists forming the left-wing. Other important newer parties are the Green parties and, nowadays mainly in Flanders, the nationalist and far-right parties. Politics is influenced by lobby groups, such as trade unions and employers' organizations such as the Federation of Belgian Enterprises.
In Belgium, all important political parties are either "Dutch-speaking" or "French-speaking" (aside from 1 German speaking party). Political parties are thus organised along community lines, especially for the two main communities as you can see in Belgium political map. The influence of the main political parties and party leaders is enormous. Many experts estimate that the presidents of the main parties are considerably more powerful than both ordinary ministers and the entire Parliament. For this reason, the Belgian political system is often called a particracy. During the years surrounding the new millennium, an attempt at restructuring the political landscape took place, mainly taking the form of political cartels.