Edmond Leburton

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Edmond Leburton
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
26 January 1973 – 25 April 1974
Monarch Baudouin
Preceded by Gaston Eyskens
Succeeded by Leo Tindemans
President of the Chamber of Representatives
In office
7 June 1977 – 3 April 1979
Preceded by André Dequae
Succeeded by Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb
Personal details
Born (1915-04-18)18 April 1915
Waremme, Belgium
Died 18 June 1997(1997-06-18) (aged 82)
Waremme, Belgium
Political party Socialist Party

Edmond Jules Isidore Leburton (18 April 1915 – 18 June 1997) was a Belgian politician and former Prime Minister.

He first entered Parliament representing Huy, Belgium.

Prime Minister of Belgium[edit]

Leburton served as the 42nd Prime Minister of Belgium from January 1973 to April 1974. A number of reforms were carried out under Leburton's government, including a law on 'prolonged minority' (June 1973) to safeguard people with mental disabilities, the introduction of annual adjustments to pensions to the level of economic prosperity (March 1973), and the passage of an Act which strengthened the rights of tenants (November 1973). In addition, improvements were made to various social welfare benefits. He was the last native French speaker to hold that office, disregarding the bilingual Paul Vanden Boeynants from Brussels, until Elio Di Rupo took office in December 2011. He was a member of the Socialist Party. Leburton was also the last member of that party to hold the office of Prime Minister until Elio Di Rupo.

He died in 1997.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
1973–1974
Succeeded by
Leo Tindemans
Preceded by
André Dequae
President of the Chamber of Representatives
1977–1979
Succeeded by
Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb