List of members of the Senate of Belgium, 2014–19

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This is a list of members of the Belgian Senate, arranged alphabetically by type. This is the current, 54th legislature. This is the first legislature following the sixth Belgian state reform, which abolished direct elections for the Senate and reduced its powers.

Seat division[edit]

Party Seats by type Total
Community Co-opted
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) 10 2 12
Socialist Party (PS) 8 1 9
Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) 7 1 8
Reformist Movement (MR) 7 1 8
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) 4 1 5
Socialist Party–Different (sp.a) 4 1 5
Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) 3 1 4
Ecolo 2 1 3
Green (Groen) 2 1 3
Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) 2 2
German-speaking Community 1 1
50 10 60

List[edit]

Senator Party Language group Appointment
Bert Anciaux sp.a Dutch Co-opted
Anne Barzin MR French Co-opted
Christophe Bastin cdH French Co-opted
Jan Becaus N-VA Dutch Co-opted
Geert Bourgeois N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Jacques Brotchi MR French By and from the French language group of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region
Karin Brouwers CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Ann Brusseel Open Vld Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Sonja Claes CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Cathy Coudyser N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Rik Daems Open Vld Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Sabine de Bethune CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Valérie De Bue MR French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Jean-Jacques De Gucht Open Vld Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Annick De Ridder N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Petra De Sutter Groen Dutch Co-opted
Christine Defraigne MR French By and from the Walloon Parliament
François Desquesnes cdH French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Alain Destexhe MR French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Olivier Destrebecq MR French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Guy D'haeseleer Vlaams Belang Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Nadia El Yousfi PS French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Yves Evrard MR French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Cindy Franssen CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Latifa Gahouchi PS French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Brigitte Grouwels1 CD&V Dutch By the Flemish Parliament from the Dutch language group of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region
Philippe Henry Ecolo French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Véronique Jamoulle PS French By and from the French language group of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region
Christophe Lacroix PS French Co-opted
Anne Lambelin PS French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Ingrid Lieten sp.a Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Lieve Maes N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Bertin Mampaka Mankamba cdH French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Elisabeth Meuleman Groen Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Alexander Miesen PFF German By and from the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
Christie Morreale PS French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Philippe Muyters N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Jan Peumans N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Patrick Prévot PS French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Hélène Ryckmans Ecolo French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Katia Segers sp.a Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Elke Sleurs N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Martine Taelman Open Vld Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Cécile Thibaut Ecolo French Co-opted
Güler Turan sp.a Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Wouter Van Besien Groen Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Pol Van Den Driessche N-VA Dutch Co-opted
Anke Van dermeersch Vlaams Belang Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Bart Van Malderen sp.a Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Peter Van Rompuy CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Steven Vanackere CD&V Dutch Co-opted
Wilfried Vandaele N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Karl Vanlouwe N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Lode Vereeck Open Vld Dutch Co-opted
Johan Verstreken CD&V Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Christiane Vienne PS French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Jean-Paul Wahl MR French By and from the Walloon Parliament
Véronique Waroux cdH French By and from the Parliament of the French Community
Ben Weyts N-VA Dutch By and from the Flemish Parliament
Olga Zrihen PS French By and from the Walloon Parliament

Changes during the legislature[edit]

  1. Bianca Debaets (CD&V), who became in July 2014 state secretary in the Brussels Government, was replaced by Brigitte Grouwels (the previous CD&V member of the Brussels Government) as senator.
  2. Geert Bourgeois, Philippe Muyters and Ben Weyts (N-VA) became ministers of the Flemish Government in July 2014 and were therefore replaced as senators for the Flemish Parliament by respectively Piet De Bruyn, Andries Gryffroy and Jan Van Esbroeck.
  3. Christophe Lacroix (PS) became minister of the Walloon Government juli 2014 and was therefore replaced as co-opted senator by Philippe Mahoux.
  4. Elke Sleurs (N-VA) became state-secretary in the federal government Michel Government and will therefore be replaced as senator for the Flemish Parliament, with the successor still to be named.

Bureau[edit]

President and Vice-Presidents[edit]

Office Senator Party
First Vice-President
Second Vice-President
Third Vice-President

College of Quaestors[edit]

Quaestor Party

Floor leaders[edit]

Floor leader Party