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, nearly two thirds of respondents agreed to this statement the following year. Such an opinion was therefore on a rise over this period of time.
Belgium has known many restructurings and crisis. The politic scene in Belgium can therefore 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 October 2019, the head of state is King Philippe. Whereas the head of government, the prime minister, is Sophie Wilmès.