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A kartel is the Dutch term for an electoral alliance between two or more parties in Belgium.
In a system of proportional representation in which the country is divided in multiple electoral districts, such as Belgium the threshold to obtain one seat can be very high, which also favours larger parties. Therefore some parties pool their voters in order to gain more.
The SP.A-Spirit cartel between the Socialist Party - Different and the left-liberal Spirit is an example of such a cartel.