In late afternoon, Didier Reynders was relieved of his royal mission and Yves Leterme visited the king. According to the Prime Minister the blockage is total. The Palace has now issued a news release announcing that the king accepted the resignation of the government. Last week the date Sunday, June 6 was designated as the probable date for early elections. However, no other Royal initiative has been taken and the Royal Palace could set up an emergency government. Belgium should take the EU's rotating presidency on July 1.