Grow a beard for Belgium

One of Belgium’s best-known actors, Benoit Poelvoorde, has urged his fellow citizens not to shave again until the country finally forms a government.

A caretaker government has been running Belgium since June, setting a post-war record for a period without government. Parties from the Dutch-speaking north and French-speaking south remain split.

“Don’t be surprised by the stubble,” said Poelvoorde. “We have decided to stop shaving for as long as Belgium has no government. Let’s keep our beards until Belgium rises again.”

It was not immediately clear how many Belgian men might down razors in response.

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