The Royal Palace confirmed the information in early afternoon Albert II spoke to the people on Wednesday to 18 hours on the four major television networks in the country and their radio stations.
The kern, the Council of Ministers restricted, originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning at 16 rue de la Loi. The Deputy Prime were then notified of the postponement at 13:15. Officially: the budget documents were not ready. This is what they told reporters. Finally, the meeting was held at the Royal Palace at 13:15: First Vice-Premier and … Albert II.
In recent weeks, the story that circulated was presented in two parts: an announcement on July 21 and a withdrawal in the fall. It now appears that the actual withdrawal could take place earlier. Recall that Le Soir revealed in March 2012, an abdication scenario Albert II July 21, 2013.
More than half of the Belgians Albert II supports
In late May, a poll published in the press highlighted that a majority of Belgians wanted the king to continue his reign.
Thus, 54% of Belgians wanted to see Albert II, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his reign, keep his throne and 21% were willing to see Philippe succeed him.