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The New York Times reports on Samusocial scandal
The resignation last week of Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur after the Samusocial scandal has drawn the attention of international media, including US newspaper The New York Times, writes Bruzz.
The renowned newspaper devoted an article to the corruption scandal, calling Mayeur's “bizarre resignation... only the latest of several corruption scandals that have ensnared politicians and sowed doubt about the health of democracy in Belgium.”
The article points out other recent political scandals, from Wallonia's Publifin investigation to the high remuneration received by the speaker of the federal parliament, Siegfried Bracke, who stepped down as a paid adviser to telecommunications company Telenet.
The newspaper speculates that the country may form a breeding ground for political scandals. “The complexity of governing in Belgium — which some critics have called the world’s wealthiest failed state — may create a welcoming environment for corruption,” the newspaper writes.