How many days without governement?

Now it’s not a secret anymore: more than 148 days passed since we, Belgians, went to vote (it was on the 10th of June 2007) and we still don’t have any government!

If you want to count the numbers of days without Belgian government, it’s easy: just have a look at Belgian newspapers. Or … have a look at the counter below (in French, Vlaams or German) 😉

belgov counter on

And if you want the same on your website or blog, it’s very easy, just copy/paste the HTML code below:

<img src="" alt="belgov counter on" />


P.S. For those who could be interested, here is the source code: belgov-0.2.tar.gz (6kb). It’s written in PHP and under the GNU GPL (so it’s free!). Each small animal (Lion of Flanders or Rooster of Wallonia) represents 2 days without government. On the last line, there is a small gradation of transparency.

P.P.S. If you want to specifically support the unity of Belgium (because quite a number of politicians and citizens want to split Belgium), Pilok has a “I love Belgium” banner. Here I just wrote a counter of days without government, whatever your opinion is about Belgium.

Edit on Nov. 7th: I added translations in Vlaams and German for the line on the bottom.

3 thoughts on “How many days without governement?

  1. Nice.

    Would you have the same but on vertical display ? The good idea for this display would be to divide the texte and centering it on the background.

    Hope this helps

  2. I tried to do it but I spent not much time and I knew not many PHP. The real problem was to center the text 😉

    Looks like you better than I am (what I was sure).

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