Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region
the Brussels-Capital Region
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Charles Picqué|
|Formation||12 June 1989|
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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. 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.
|Took office||Left office||Political Party|
|1||Charles Picqué (1st term)
|12 July 1989||15 July 1999||PS|
|2||Jacques Simonet (1st term)
|15 July 1999||18 October 2000||PRL|
|3||François-Xavier de Donnea
|18 October 2000||6 June 2003||PRL/MR|
|6 June 2003||18 February 2004||MR|
|(2)||Jacques Simonet (2nd term)
|18 February 2004||19 July 2004||MR|
|(1)||Charles Picqué (2nd term)
|19 July 2004||7 May 2013||PS|
|7 May 2013||Incumbent||PS|
Living former Minister-Presidents
|Name||Term||Date of birth||Age|
|Charles Picqué||1989-1999 & 2004-2013||1 November 1948||68 years, 3 months|
|François-Xavier de Donnea||2000-2003||29 April 1941||75 years, 9 months|
- Prime Minister of Belgium
- Minister-President of Flanders
- Minister-President of the French Community
- Minister-President of the German-speaking Community
- Minister-President of the Walloon Region
- "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.
- "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.)
- Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Regional Informatics Center