Leterme I 2008

# Seats Share L-R
CD+NVA 1 30 20.0 PM 6.2
MR 23 15.3 6.7
PS 20 13.3 2.9
O-VLD 18 12.0 7.0
CDH 10 6.7 5.5
1 New Flemish Alliance (NVA) did not have ministers in the cabinet and withdrew its support on 21 September 2008.
Description
PM Leterme was appointed on 20 March 2008 and won an investiture vote (yes: 97, no: 48, abstain: 1) three days later.
PM Leterme offered to resign on 14 July 2008 after failing to find support for strengthening regional autonomy. The request was rejected by the king three days later and the New Flemish Alliance (NVA) withdrew from the coalition over the issue on 21 September 2008.
The entire cabinet offered its resignation on 19 December 2008 following allegations of exerting pressure on courts over bank bailout cases. The resignation was accepted by the king on 22 December 2008.
Dates
20 Mar 2008 — Election: 10 Jun 2007
Seats – type
101 (150) – surplus majority
Sources
Deutsche Welle
personal communication
Reuters
Wikipedia
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