The binary politics between a Christian democratic right and social democratic left, with a small space for classic liberal parties, is now over.
The world’s biggest democratic region, the 46 nationstates grouped in the Council of Europe, is now giving birth to a centrifugal politics with identity replacing class alignment.
No single party or political formation can win control of the state and govern on the basis of a manifesto with majority support from voters. Even Britain requires a coalition to have a majority in the House of Commons.
Belgium and the Netherlands still have not formed governments months after elections produced inconclusive results.