Patrik Vankrunkelsven

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Patrik Vankrunkelsven
In office
28 June 2007 (2007-06-28) – June 2011
Personal details
Born (1957-05-02) 2 May 1957 (age 60)
Nationality Belgian
Political party Open VLD
Residence Laakdal
Alma mater Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Occupation politician, physician, professor

Patrick Jules Maria Vankrunkelsven (born 2 May 1957), is a Belgian physician, professor of medicine and politician. He obtained an MD and PhD from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).

Political career[edit]

He was president of the Volksunie from 1998 until 2000, succeeding Bert Anciaux. When that party was dissolved in 2001, He initially chose the left-liberal SPIRIT, but eventually went to the VLD where he was senator from 2007 until 2011.[1] Within that party he is in the left wing. Patrik Vankrunkelsven has been mayor of Laakdal from 1994 to 2006.


  1. ^ "Belgische Senaat" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 10 June 2009.