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Minister-President of Wallonia

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Minister-President of Wallonia
Coat of arms of Wallonia
Incumbent
Adrien Dolimont [nl]
since 15 July 2024
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 (French: Ministre-président de Wallonie) is the head of the Government of Wallonia, the executive power of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium.

The official residence, known as the Élysette, is 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 Élisabeth Degryse [fr].

List of officeholders

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No.[1] Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party Government
Took office Left office Time in office Name Composition
1 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–2023)[citation needed]
1981 22 December 1981 26 January 1982 35 days Socialist Party (PS) Dehousse I PSPRLPSC
2 André Damseaux
(1937–2007)
26 January 1982 25 October 1982 272 days Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) Damseaux PRLPSPSC
3 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–2023)
25 October 1982 11 December 1985 3 years, 46 days Socialist Party (PS) Dehousse II PSPRLPSC
4 Melchior Wathelet
(1949–)
1985 11 December 1985 3 February 1988 2 years, 53 days Christian-Social Party (PSC) Wathelet PSCPRL
5 Guy Coëme
(1946–)
1987 3 February 1988 9 May 1988 96 days Socialist Party (PS) Coëme PSPSC
6 Bernard Anselme
(1945–)
11 May 1988 7 January 1992 3 years,

240 days

Anselme PSPSC
7 Guy Spitaels
(1931–2012)
1991 7 January 1992 25 January 1994 2 years, 18 days Spitaels PSPSC
8 Robert Collignon [fr]
(1943–)
25 January 1994 15 July 1999 5 years, 172 days Collignon I PSPSC
1995 Collignon II PSPSC
9 Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
1999 15 July 1999 4 April 2000 264 days Di Rupo I PSPRL-FDFEcolo
10 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe
(1944–)
4 April 2000 30 September 2005 5 years, 178 days Van Cauwenberghe I PSPRL-FDFEcolo
2004 Van Cauwenberghe II PScdH
André Antoine (acting)
(1951–)
30 September 2005 6 October 2005 6 days Humanist Democratic Center (cdH) Antoine cdHPS
11 Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
6 October 2005 20 July 2007 1 year, 287 days Socialist Party (PS) Di Rupo II PScdH
12 Rudy Demotte
(1963–)
20 July 2007 22 July 2014 7 years,

2 days

Demotte I PScdH
2009 Demotte II PSEcolocdH
13 Paul Magnette
(1971–)
2014 22 July 2014 28 July 2017 3 years,

6 days

Magnette PScdH
14 Willy Borsus
(1962–)
28 July 2017 13 September 2019 2 years, 46 days Reformist Movement (MR) Borsus MRcdH
15 Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
2019 13 September 2019 15 July 2024 4 years, 306 days Socialist Party (PS) Di Rupo III PSMREcolo
16 Adrien Dolimont [nl]
(1988–)
2024 15 July 2024 Incumbent 10 days Reformist Movement (MR) Dolimont MRLE

Timeline

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

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Presidents are numbered according to uninterrupted periods served by the same person. For example, Jean-Maurice Dehousse was both the 1st president and the 3rd president because his two terms were not consecutive. A vice president who temporarily becomes acting president, like André Antoine, is not counted, because the president remains in office during such a period.