The Covid-19 crisis not only touches upon people’s health, social lives or the economy. As with many crises, this one also offers an opportunity for parties and political leaders to showcase leadership and statesmanship. In Belgium, political parties and politicians use this momentum to position and (re)brand themselves, as new federal government negotiations are likely to resume later this year. This political briefing provides a deeper insight in the main Belgian political parties’ positioning considering the current crisis and the alliance dynamics at play. It aims to decipher the different key topics and issues raised by the politicians, around which they might unfold their strategies for the negotiations to come.
Read our full political analysis here