Electors in Belgium have just two days left to go to choose their candidates for the country’s parliamentary elections.
The country is deeply divided between the largely Dutch-speaking North and the largely French-speaking South, and within each community between those who seek to preserve national unity and those with federal and even separatist preferences.
In a Dutch-speaking district of Brussels, local authorities have installed a dustbin so that residents can throw away French language election pamphlets which they say sully the character of the area.
Opinion polls suggest that the separatist N-VA party will win the vote in Dutch-speaking areas and could finish up the single largest party in the country.
The election comes just two weeks before Belgium takes over the EU’s rotating presidency.