They called for an end to the political crisis. Politicians might show a totally disunited face of Belgium, but the people wanted to show unity.

On January 23, 2011, tens of thousands of people gathered in the center of Brussels.

A government coalition was named on 5 December 2011 and sworn in after a total of 541 days of negotiations and formation on 6 December 2011, with Elio Di Rupo named Prime Minister of the Di Rupo first Government.