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Belgian King accepts Premier's resignation

King Baudouin of Belgium accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Wilfried Martens and asked Finance Minister Mark Eyskens, a Flemish Social Christian, to form a new government, an official statement said.

Mr. Martens offered his resignation on Tuesday after his coalition of FRench-and Dutch-speaking wings of the Socialist and Social Christian Parties split over his proposal for an immediate wage freeze.

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