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Belgian coalition talks mediator Johan Vande Lanotte addresses a news conference after his meeting with Belgian King Albert II in Brussels January 26, 2011.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Open quoteIt was not possible to bring the seven parties around the negotiating table.Close quote

  • envoy of Belgian King Albert II; Lanotte resigned from his role as mediator after failing to end a deadlock between Dutch- and French-speaking leaders; Belgium has been without a government for more than seven months
Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir | Source: AFP