54 percent of Belgian respondents stated the need for a stronger leader in 2016. In 2018, a similar share of respondents shared this view. However, two-thirds of respondents agreed to this statement the following year. Such an opinion was therefore on a rise in 2019.
Belgium has known many restructurings and crisis and the political scene in Belgium can be hard to comprehend. Belgium is a constitutional and parliamentary monarchy. The constitution and the parliament limit the power of the king.
The head of state is a distinct person from the head of the government. In November 2019, the head of state is King Philippe, whereas the head of government, the prime minister, is Sophie Wilmès.