You may have been concerned by the earlier report of Belgium surviving without central government for 400 days. Fear not; its existence continues:
“As I write, Belgium has not had a central government for more than 500 days. While I must admit, as an occasional visitor to that country, that the difference between Belgium with and Belgium without a central government is not apparent on casual inspection, this interregnum may take the theory of limited government too far…
Chocolate, beer, soccer, and the king are holding it together just fine on their own.
Newer news: “Belgium’s general strike is a success”
Don’t ask about the Pitchfork Movement in Italy.