Belgian king’s meeting with far-right leader sparks controversy

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First such audience since 1936 comes after Vlaams Belang wins 18 seats in election

The leader of Flanders’ far-right separatist party has had an audience with the king of Belgium for the first time in the modern political era.

According to Belgian media, 1936 was the last time a far-right leader held an official meeting with the king.

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