|Mayor of Mechelen|
|Preceded by||Geert Bervoets|
|Leader of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats|
|Preceded by||Dirk Sterckx|
|Succeeded by||Guy Verhofstadt|
|Minister-President of Flanders|
11 June 2003 – 20 July 2004
|Preceded by||Renaat Landuyt (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Yves Leterme|
12 May 1964 |
|Political party||Open Vld|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Leuven|
Bartolomeus Jozef Lodewijk Rosalia "Bart" Somers (born 12 May 1964 in Mechelen) is a Belgian, Flemish politician. He is currently the mayor of Mechelen. He obtained a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Between 2003 and 2004 he was the Minister-President of Flanders.
After the regional elections of June 2004 he was appointed the interim chairman of the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD). On December 4, 2004, he was elected with just over 50 percent to a full term as chairman.
Bart Somers was one of the three negotiators for the Open VLD during the 2007 Belgian government formation.
He is married to Miet Bourlon and he has 2 children, a girl Lieze and a boy Jan Klaas.
- Bart Somers (Official website)
|Mayor of Mechelen
|Minister-President of Flanders
|Leader of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats