Regjeringen i Belgia stemmer onsdag over Marrakesh-avtalen og det største regjeringspartiet sier de vil stemme mot. Men har likevel ikke til hensikt å forlate regjeringen.
Grunnloven sier at hele regjeringen må stå bak en signering, ikke bare deler av den.
Peter De Roover, parliamentary leader of the New Flemish Alliance, said Wednesday his party will vote against the U.N. deal but stressed that the decision whether to sign is up to the government as a whole (the N-VA is the largest party in the coalition).
“The constitution says it has to be a government decision,” De Roover said.
However, the prime minister can’t officially sign the U.N pact without the support of all coalition partners, including the N-VA, a constitutional expert, echoed by N-VA members, told local paper De Tijd.
The Flemish nationalists said they have no plans to leave the coalition.
Statsminister Charles Michel lovte fra FNs talerstol i september at Belgia skal undertegne Marrakesh-avtalen. Men opinionen har våknet og motstanden vokser.
Hvis N-VA stemmer nei kan det utløse en regjeringskrise.
Michel said he will go to Marrakesh, Morocco next week to give the country’s position on the pact at a U.N. migration summit. But the N-VA’s refusal to sign had brought his government to the brink of collapse.