Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region

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Minister-President of
the Brussels-Capital Region
Flag Belgium brussels.svg
Incumbent
Rudi Vervoort
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Charles Picqué
Formation 12 June 1989
Brussels
Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region

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The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital-Region (French: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) is the person leading the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.[1][2] The post is appointed for 5 years along with 4 ministers and 3 "state" secretaries. While being the leader of the Government, the Minister-President also is the president of the College of the Common Community Commission of Brussels.

The Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region should neither be confused with the Governor of Brussels-Capital nor with the mayor of the City of Brussels, which is one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels.

The Minister-President is not counted in the ratio of French-speaking to Dutch-speaking ministers. In practice every Minister-President has been a francophone, though bilingual.


List[edit]

Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Political Party
1 Charles Picqué (1st term)
(1948– )
12 July 1989 15 July 1999 PS
2 Jacques Simonet (1st term)
(1963–2007)
15 July 1999 18 October 2000 PRL
3 François-Xavier de Donnea
(1941– )
18 October 2000 6 June 2003 PRL/MR
4 Daniel Ducarme
(1954–2010)
6 June 2003 18 February 2004 MR
(2) Jacques Simonet (2nd term)
(1963–2007)
18 February 2004 19 July 2004 MR
(1) Charles Picqué (2nd term)
(1948– )
19 July 2004 7 May 2013 PS
7 Rudi Vervoort
(1958– )
7 May 2013 Incumbent PS

Timeline[edit]

Rudi Vervoort Charles Picqué Jacques Simonet Daniel Ducarme François-Xavier de Donnea Jacques Simonet Charles Picqué

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Belgian Constitution (English version)" (PDF). Belgian House of Representatives. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05. "Article 3: Belgium comprises three Regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels region. Article 4: Belgium comprises four linguistic regions: the Dutch-speaking region, the French speaking region, the bilingual region of Brussels-Capital and the German-speaking region." 
  2. ^ "Brussels-Capital Region: Creation". Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center). 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05. "Since 18 June 1989, the date of the first regional elections, the Brussels-Capital Region has been an autonomous region comparable to the Flemish and Walloon Regions."  (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.)

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