In the article, the author analyzes the sixth state reform carried out in 2012–2014, the direct justification of which was the deep socio-political crisis concentrated in the highly fragmented House of Representatives. The need to implement a political understanding that was to resolve the conflict prompted the Belgian Parliament to apply a novel procedural ruse. Since it differed from the original amendment procedure, it raised significant controversy, which was discussed in the article in the course of assessment of the constitutionality of the introduced amendments. The effects of such a unique approach included mostly intensified discussions on the legitimacy of maintaining the primary, rather rigorous procedure of amending the Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium, which resulted in proposals of implementing a more flexible and more democratic procedure.
Constitution belge du 7 février 1831, puis Constitution belge du 17 février 1994, M.B. 1994/021048, tekst ujednolicony: <http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/constitution/1994/02/17/1994021048/justel>.
Opinia nr 679/2012 w sprawie rewizji Konstytucji Belgii, przyjęta przez Komisję Wenecką podczas 91 sesji plenarnej, 15–16 VI 2012, CDL-AD(2012)010-e, <https://www.venice.coe.int/>.
Règlement de la Chambre des représentants de Belgique du 2 octobre 2003, <https://www.lachambre.be/>.
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