List of Presidents of the Senate of Belgium

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This is a list of Presidents of the Belgian Senate. The President of the Senate (Dutch: Voorzitter van de Senaat, French: Président du Sénat) is the presiding officer of the upper house of the Federal Parliament of Belgium. The current President of the Senate is Sabine de Bethune of the Flemish Catholic-Democrats (CD&V).

No. Name Party Entered office Left office
1. Goswin Baron de Stassart Liberal September 12, 1831 June 14, 1838
2. Louis Baron de Schiervel Catholic November 13, 1838 May 27, 1848
3. Augustin Dumon-Dumortier Liberal Party June 27, 1848 January 28, 1852
4. Eugène Prince of Ligne, of Amblise and of Epinoy Liberal Party March 25, 1852 July 18, 1879
5. Camille Baron de Tornaco Liberal Party November 11, 1879 March 8, 1880
6. Michel Edmond Baron de Sélys-Longchamps Liberal Party August 3, 1880 May 28, 1884
7. Jules Baron d'Anethan Catholic Party July 23, 1884 August 19, 1885
8. Charles Count de Merode-Westerloo Catholic Party November 10, 1885 April 6, 1892
9. Henri Baron t'Kint de Roodenbeke de Naeyer Catholic Party April 26, 1892 November 10, 1899
10. Joseph Duke d'Ursel Catholic Party November 14, 1899 November 15, 1903
11. Henri Count de Merode-Westerloo Catholic Party December 2, 1903 July 13, 1908
12. Alfred Viscount Simonis Catholic Party August 28, 1908 August 5, 1911
13. Paul Baron de Favereau Catholic Union November 14, 1911 September 26, 1922
14. Arnold Count t'Kint de Roodenbeke Catholic Union November 14, 1922 August 10, 1928
15. Charles Magnette Liberal Party November 13, 1928 October 28, 1932
16. Emile Digneffe Liberal Party December 27, 1932 August 11, 1934
17. Maurice Count Lippens Liberal Party November 13, 1934 April 13, 1936
18. Romain Baron Moyersoen Catholic Block July 1, 1936 March 6, 1939
19. Robert Gillon Liberal Party April 26, 1939 November 8, 1947
20. Henri Rolin BSP-PSB November 11, 1947 November 6, 1949
21. Robert Gillon Liberal Party November 8, 1949 April 30, 1950
22. Paul Struye CVPPSC June 27, 1950 March 12, 1954
23. Robert Gillon Liberal Party May 5, 1954 April 29, 1958
24. Paul Struye CVPPSC[1] June 24, 1958 October 5, 1973
25. Pierre Harmel PSC October 19, 1973 March 9, 1977
26. Robert Vandekerckhove CVP June 7, 1977 February 23, 1980
27. Edward Leemans CVP March 5, 1980 November 8, 1987
28. Roger Lallemand PS March 10, 1988 May 10, 1988
29. Lambert Kelchtermans CVP May 16, 1988 October 10, 1988
30. Frank Swaelen CVP October 11, 1988 May 5, 1999
31. Armand De Decker MR June 14, 1999 July 20, 2004
32. Anne-Marie Lizin PS July 20, 2004 July 12, 2007
33. Armand De Decker MR July 12, 2007 July 20, 2010
34. Danny Pieters N-VA July 20, 2010 October 11, 2011
35. Sabine de Bethune CD&V October 11, 2011 Incumbent

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  1. ^ Paul Struye became a member of the francophone PSC following the split of the unitary CVPPSC in 1972.

Source[edit]

  • Laureys, Véronique; Mark Van den Wijngaert, Luc François, Emmanuel Gerard, Jean-Pierre Nandrin and Jean Stengers (1999). De geschiedenis van de Belgische Senaat: 1831-1995. Tielt: Lannoo. ISBN 90-209-3682-4. 

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