Walloon Government

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The Élysette in Namur is the office building of the Walloon Minister-President

The Walloon Government (French: Gouvernement wallon) is the executive branch of Wallonia, and it is part of one of the six main governments of Belgium. It sits in Namur, where the Parliament of Wallonia is seated as well.

Compositions[edit]

Current composition[edit]

On 13 September 2019 it was announced that Elio Di Rupo would become the minister-president of Wallonia again for the third time, in a government lead by the      PS (23 seats), together with      MR (20 seats) and      Ecolo (12 seats).[1]

Walloon Government - Di Rupo III
Party Name Function
PS Elio Di Rupo Minister-President
PS Christie Morreale Vice-President; Minister of Employment, Social Affairs, Health and Equality
MR Willy Borsus Vice-President; Minister of Economy, Foreign Trade, Spatial Planning and Agriculture.
PS Pierre-Yves Dermagne Minister of Local Government and Housing
MR Jean-Luc Crucke Minister of Budget, Sports Infrastructure and Airports.
MR Valérie De Bue Minister of Civil Service Matters, Administrative Simplification, Child Benefits, Tourism, Heritage and Traffic Safety.
Ecolo Céline Tellier Minister of Environment, Nature, Rural Renovation and Animal Welfare.
Ecolo Philippe Henry Minister of Climate, Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy.


Composition 2017–2019[edit]

On 19 June 2017, the      CDH announced it was no longer willing to govern together with the PS following several scandals in Belgian politics in which high placed members of the PS were involved typically receiving high payments for extra functions, including in Publifin and SAMU Social. [2] On July 25, the CDH (13 seats) formed a new coalition together with the      MR (25 seats), only narrowly getting a majority (38 out of 75 seats), to create the first government since 1988 in which the PS was not involved. The number of ministers was reduced from eight to seven.

Walloon Government - Borsus
Party Name Function
MR Willy Borsus Minister-President
MR Pierre-Yves Jeholet Vice-President; Minister of Economy and Employment.
CDH Alda Greoli Vice-President; Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Equality.
CDH René Collin Minister of Agriculture, Nature, Forests and Tourism.
MR Jean-Luc Crucke Minister of Budget, Energy and Airports.
MR Valérie De Bue Minister of Local Government, Housing and Sports Infrastructure.
CDH Carlo Di Antonio Minister of Environment, Mobility, Spatial Planning, Public Works and Animal Well-Being

Composition 2014–2017[edit]

Following the 25 May 2014 election,      PS (30 seats) and      CDH (13 seats) parties formed a coalition.

Walloon Government - Magnette
Party Name Function
PS Paul Magnette Minister-President
PS Jean-Claude Marcourt Vice-President; Minister of Economy, Industry, Innovation and Digitalisation
CDH Maxime Prévot Vice-President; Minister of Public Works, Health, Social Action and Heritage
PS Paul Furlan (until January 26, 2017) Minister of Local Government, City Policy, Housing and Energy
PS Pierre-Yves Dermagne (from January 26, 2017) Minister of Local Government, City Policy and Housing
CDH Carlo Di Antonio Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning, Mobility, Transport, Airports and Animal Welfare
PS Éliane Tillieux Minister of Employment and Formation
PS Christophe Lacroix Minister of Budget, Public Office, Administrative Simplification and Energy
CDH René Collin Minister of Agriculture, Nature, Rusticity, Tourism and Sports Infrastructure

Composition 2009–2014[edit]

Following the 7 June 2009 election,      PS (29 seats),      Ecolo (14 seats) and      CDH (13 seats) parties formed a coalition.

Walloon Government - Demotte II
Party Name Function
PS Rudy Demotte Minister-President
PS Jean-Claude Marcourt Vice-President; Minister of Economy and Foreign Commerce
PS Paul Furlan Minister of Local Government and City Policy
PS Éliane Tillieux Minister of Social Action and Public Health
CDH Benoît Lutgen Minister of Public Works, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Patrimony and Nature Policy
CDH André Antoine Minister of Budget, Finance, Employment, Education and Sports
Ecolo Jean-Marc Nollet Minister of Energy, Housing, Public Office and Sustainable Development
Ecolo Philippe Henry Minister of Mobility and Planning


Composition 2004–2009[edit]

After the elections of 13 June 2004, the     PS (34 seats) en     CDH (14 seats) formed a coalition.

Walloon Cabinet - Demotte I
Party Name Function
PS Rudy Demotte (from July 2007) Minister-President
PS Elio Di Rupo (from October 2005 until July 2007) Minister-President
PS Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe (until 30 September 2005) Minister-President
CDH André Antoine (politician) Vice-President; Minister of Housing, Transport and Territorial Development
PS Michel Daerden Vice-President; Minister of Budget, Finance and Public Works
PS Marie Arena Minister of Formation/Training
PS Philippe Courard Minister of Home Affairs and Public Function
CDH Marie-Dominique Simonet Minister of Scientific Research, New Technologies en Foreign Affairs
PS Jean-Claude Marcourt Minister of Economy, Employment, Foreign Commerce and Patrimony
PS Christiane Vienne Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Equal Chances
CDH Benoît Lutgen Minister of Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Environment and Tourism

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elio Di Rupo (PS) wordt minister-president van paars-groene regering in Wallonië" [Elio Di Rupo (PS) becomes minister-president of purple-green government in Wallonia]. vrt.be.
  2. ^ "CDH wil niet meer regeren met PS". De Standaard.

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