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|Born||Johan Maria Gerardus Vandeurzen
2 June 1958
Johan Maria Gerardus "Jo" Vandeurzen (Heusden, 2 June 1958) is a Belgian politician, member of Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V), a centrist Flemish Christian Democratic party. He was the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice and Institutional Reforms in the Leterme I Government (the Belgian federal government), which took office on 20 March 2008. On 19 December 2008 he resigned after a crisis.
After the 2009 Flemish regional election, CD&V was the largest party and he received 69,223 preference votes. When the 2009-2014 Peeters II Government took office, he became the Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family.
- chairman of CVP’s division Genk (1983–1989)
- member of the OCMW council in Genk (1989–1998)
- chairman of the OCMW in Genk (1989–1993)
- member of the national CVP’s bureau (1989–1992)
- Belgian representative (1993 - )
- member of the city council in Genk (1995 - )
- leader of the CVP in the municipal council of Genk (1995–1998)
- secretary-general of CD&V (2001–2004)
- temporary chairman of CD&V (2004)
- chairman of CD&V (29 October 2004 - 21 December 2007)
- Belgian Minister of Justice since 21 December 2007 - 22 December 2008)
- Flemish Minister of Welfare, Public Health and Family (13 July 2009 – present)
- "Belgium: PM offers resignation over banking deal". CNN. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- "20 March 2008 – Royal Orders. Government – Dismissals – Appointments" (in Dutch/French). The Belgian Official Journal. 2008-03-21. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
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