Paul Magnette

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Paul Magnette
Paul Magnette 2012.jpg
Mayor of Charleroi
Assumed office
3 December 2012
Preceded byÉric Massin
Leader of the Socialist Party
Assumed office
21 October 2019
Preceded byElio Di Rupo
In office
17 January 2013 – 22 November 2014
Preceded byThierry Giet
Succeeded byElio Di Rupo
Minister-President of Wallonia
In office
22 July 2014 – 28 July 2017
Preceded byRudy Demotte
Succeeded byWilly Borsus
Personal details
Born (1971-06-28) 28 June 1971 (age 49)
Leuven, Belgium
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materUniversité libre de Bruxelles
ProfessionProfessor

Paul Magnette (born 28 June 1971 in Leuven) is a Belgian politician for the Socialist Party, the current mayor of Charleroi and former political science professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He was the 13th Minister-President of Wallonia from 2014 to 2017.

Biography[edit]

He studied political sciences at the ULB, and obtained a PhD in 1999 with a dissertation Citoyenneté et construction européenne. His research interest is on institutional policies, the European Union, and theories of democracy. In 2000, together with Éric Remacle, he was awarded the Exceptional Francqui Prize for European Research.[1][2]

On 20 July 2007, Magnette became minister for Health, Social Action and Equal Opportunity of the Walloon government. On 21 December 2007 Magnette became minister for Climate and Energy in the Verhofstadt III federal government. He held the post in the Leterme I Government[3] and held the same post of minister for Climate and Energy in the Van Rompuy I Government, which took office on 30 December 2008, and in the Leterme II Government (25 November 2009 to on 5 December 2011). In the Di Rupo Government, which took office on 6 December 2011, Magnette was Minister for Public Enterprises, Scientific Policy and Development Cooperation until 17 January 2013, when he formally resigned to become mayor of Charleroi and Chairman of the PS.

Orders[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fondation Francqui - Les Colloques Internationaux". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Fondation Francqui - Les Colloques Internationaux".
  3. ^ "20 March 2008 – Royal Orders. Government – Dismissals – Appointments" (PDF) (in Dutch and French). The Belgian Official Journal. 21 March 2008. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 30 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Belga Image". www.belgaimage.be.
  5. ^ "#BELDK2017". Flickr.
  6. ^ "Belga Image - Editorial". portal.belgaimage.be.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marc Verwilghen
Minister of Climate and Energy
2007-2011
Succeeded by
Melchior Wathelet
Preceded by
Vincent Van Quickenborne
Minister of Public Enterprises and Development Cooperation
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Jean-Pascal Labille
Preceded by
Éric Massin
Mayor of Charleroi
2012-present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rudy Demotte
Minister-President of Wallonia
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Willy Borsus
Party political offices
Preceded by
Thierry Giet
Acting
Leader of the Socialist Party
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Elio Di Rupo
Preceded by
Elio Di Rupo
Leader of the Socialist Party
2019–current
Incumbent