Sabine de Bethune
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|Sabine de Bethune|
|President of the Senate|
11 October 2011 – 14 October 2014
|Preceded by||Danny Pieters|
|Succeeded by||Christine Defraigne|
16 July 1958 |
Leopoldstad, Belgian Congo
(now Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa)
|Political party||Christian Democratic and Flemish|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Leuven|
The daughter of former Kortrijk mayor, Emmanuel de Bethune, she belongs to a baronial family of the Belgian nobility, in right of which she is properly styled jhvr. Sabine de Bethune. She holds a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
She was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 1995. Sabine is also a member of the AWEPA Governing Council. She was vice-president of the Senate between 1999 and 2003, and became the 34th President of the Belgian Senate on 11 October 2011. She became an Officer in the Order of Leopold on 6 June 2010.
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