Maggie De Block

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Maggie De Block
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
25 July 2014
Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo
Preceded by Annemie Turtelboom
Personal details
Born (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 52)
Merchtem, Belgium
Political party Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats

Maggie Celine Louise De Block, (born 28 April 1962) is a Belgian politician.[1] She is a member of Open Vld, the Flemish liberal party. Since December 2011 she is the Secretary of State for Asylum, Immigration and Social Integration in the Di Rupo Government.[2]

De Block was born in Merchtem, and is a former federal representative. Her brother, Eddie De Block, is the mayor of Merchtem.

In December 2012, she became the vice-chairperson of Open Vld.

In March 2013, she was voted woman of the year by readers of La Libre Belgique.[3] In 2013 and 2014 polls, she became the most popular Flemish politician, ahead of the Minister-President of Flanders Kris Peeters.[4]


  1. ^ "Madame Maggie De Block". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maggie De Block populairste Vlaamse politica". Knack. 24 Mar 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maggie De Block, Femme de l'année de". La Libre. 8 Mar 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Maggie De Block is populairste politicus". 12 November 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annemie Turtelboom
Minister of Justice