Minister-President of Wallonia

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Minister-President of Wallonia
Coat of arms of Wallonia (Belgium).svg
Coat of arms of Wallonia
Di Rupo cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Elio Di Rupo

since 13 September 2019
ResidenceÉlysette
SeatRue Mazy, 25-27
BE-5000 Namur
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderJean-Maurice Dehousse
Formation22 December 1981
Websitehttp://gouvernement.wallonie.be

The Minister-President of Wallonia is the head of the Government of Wallonia, the executive power of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium.

He has his official residence, known as the Élysette, in Namur, along the Meuse River.

The Minister-President should not be confused with the Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium, which is currently led by Pierre-Yves Jeholet.










List of officeholders[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Party Government
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–)
1981 22 December 1981 26 January 1982 35 days PS Dehousse I PS, PRL, PSC
2 André Damseaux
(1937–2007)
26 January 1982 25 October 1982 272 days PRL Damseaux PRL, PS, PSC
3 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–)
25 October 1982 11 December 1985 3 years,

46 days

PS Dehousse II PS, PRL, PSC
4 Melchior Wathelet
(1949–)
1985 11 December 1985 3 February 1988 2 years,

53 days

PSC Wathelet PSC, PRL
5 Guy Coëme
(1946–)
1987 3 February 1988 9 May 1988 96 days PS Coëme PS, PSC
6 Bernard Anselme
(1945–)
11 May 1988 7 January 1992 3 years,

240 days

PS Anselme PS, PSC
7 Guy Spitaels
(1931–2012)
1991 7 January 1992 25 January 1994 2 years,

18 days

PS Spitaels PS, PSC
8 Robert Collignon
(1943–)
25 January 1994 15 July 1999 5 years,

172 days

PS Collignon I PS, PSC
1995 Collignon II PS, PSC
9 Di Rupo cropped.jpg Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
1999 15 July 1999 4 April 2000 264 days PS Di Rupo I PS, PRL-FDF, Ecolo
10 Van-cau-si-cravate.jpg Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe
(1944–)
4 April 2000 30 September 2005 5 years,

178 days

PS Van Cauwenberghe I PS, PRL-FDF, Ecolo
2004 Van Cauwenberghe II PS, cdH
André Antoine.jpg André Antoine (acting)
(1951–)
30 September 2005 6 October 2005 6 days cdH Antoine cdH, PS
11 Di Rupo cropped.jpg Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
6 October 2005 20 July 2007 1 year, 287 days PS Di Rupo II PS, cdH
12 Rudy demotte.jpg Rudy Demotte
(1963–)
20 July 2007 22 July 2014 7 years,

2 days

PS Demotte I PS, cdH
2009 Demotte II PS, Ecolo, cdH
13 Paul Magnette 2012.jpg Paul Magnette
(1971–)
2014 22 July 2014 28 July 2017 3 years,

6 days

PS Magnette PS, cdH
14 Willy Borsus (2017).jpg Willy Borsus
(1962–)
28 July 2017 13 September 2019 2 years,

46 days

MR Borsus MR, cdH
15 Di Rupo cropped.jpg Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
2019 13 September 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 175 days PS Di Rupo III PS, MR, Ecolo

Timeline[edit]

Elio Di RupoWilly BorsusPaul MagnetteRudy DemotteElio Di RupoAndré Antoine (politician)Jean-Claude Van CauwenbergheElio Di RupoGuy SpitaelsBernard AnselmeGuy CoëmeMelchior WatheletJean-Maurice DehousseAndré DamseauxJean-Maurice Dehousse

Living former Minister-Presidents[edit]

Name Term Date of birth Age
Jean-Maurice Dehousse 1981-1982 & 1982-1985 11 October 1936 84 years, 4 months
Melchior Wathelet 1985-1988 6 March 1949 72 years
Guy Coëme 1988 21 August 1946 74 years, 6 months
Bernard Anselme 1988-1992 3 November 1945 75 years, 4 months
Robert Collignon 1994-1999 10 February 1943 78 years
Elio Di Rupo 1999-2000 & 2005-2007 & 2019- 18 July 1951 69 years, 7 months
Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe 2000-2005 28 April 1944 76 years, 10 months
André Antoine 2005 3 February 1960 61 years, 1 month
Rudy Demotte 2007-2014 3 June 1963 57 years, 9 months
Paul Magnette 2014-2017 28 June 1971 49 years, 8 months
Willy Borsus 2017-2019 4 April 1962 58 years, 11 months

See also[edit]