Latest update: 06/07/2011
Can a country run itself without a government? ... Yes!
It's over a year since the government of Prime Minister Yves Leterme resigned, unable to reach a compromise between warring MPs from the Flemish and Walloon regions of the country. Belgium is divided starkly along linguistic faultlines, but the country is still managing to run itself, even after 12 months with a power vacuum.