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81) In fact, even the most extremist right-wing parties, such as the Belgian Vlaams Blok and the Dutch Centre Party '86 (CP'86), (82) do not reject parliamentary democracy per se but rather oppose certain liberal aspects of the current regime, such as principles of equality and openness toward foreigners and immigrants.
The very radical strategy seems to have been adopted by the Vlaams Blok (dissolved and refounded in 2004 as Vlaams Belang).
FILIP Dewinter leads Belgium's farright nationalist party Vlaams Belang (Flemmish Interest), which took over from the Vlaams Blok party after it was found in contempt of the law on racism and xenophobia and banned.
Blocher, who founded the SVP or Swiss People's Party in 1971, and his conservatives are playing on this discontent, similar to their counterparts in Belgium (Filip Dcwinter and the Vlaams Blok Flemish National Party) France (Jean-Marie LePen and the National Front) and Austria (Jorg Haider and the Freedom Party).
The far-right Vlaams Blok, which wants Flemish independence, caused shockwaves by winning nearly a fifth of the vote in Flanders and more than 10 percent of the vote nationally.
Dominiek Lootens-Stael, a Flemish MP from the anti-immigration Vlaams Blok party, was pulled from the original Flemish parliament delegation which will visit Holyrood later this week.
But an e-mail sent to several Scottish parliamentarians by another Vlaams Blok politician, Joris Van Hauthem, was critical of the ambassador and the Scottish National Party.
Presiding Officer Lord Elis-Thomas decided it would be inappropriate to receive a parliamentary delegation from Flanders next month if it included Dominiek Lootens- Stael, a member of the controversial Vlaams Blok party.