Wouter Beke

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Wouter Beke
Wouter Beke, voorzitter CD&V.jpg
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish
Assumed office
23 June 2010
Preceded by Marianne Thyssen
In office
20 March 2008 – 15 May 2008
Preceded by Etienne Schouppe
Succeeded by Marianne Thyssen
Personal details
Born (1974-08-09) 9 August 1974 (age 43)
Lommel, Belgium
Political party CD&V
Spouse(s) Leen Desmyter
Children Warre
Residence Leopoldsburg, Belgium
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Catholic University of Leuven
Website Official website

Wouter Beke (born 9 August 1974) is a Belgian politician and a member of the CD&V. He was reelected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2007.[1]

Wouter Beke studied Social Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Political Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is a doctor in the Social Sciences.

While working as a researcher at the Leuven University, he entered politics in his municipality Leopoldsburg. He became a senator in 2004. Between 21 March 2008 and 15 May 2008, he was the temporary chairman of the CD&V.[2]

In November 2013, Wouter Beke was reelected as chairman of the CD&V. He was reelected with 98,7% of the votes.[3]



  1. ^ "Belgische Senaat" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wouter Beke" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Eveline Vergauwen. "Monsterscore voor herverkozen Wouter Beke". Het Nieuwsblad. 
  4. ^ Belgian Senate, Biography
Party political offices
Preceded by
Etienne Schouppe
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish

Succeeded by
Marianne Thyssen
Preceded by
Marianne Thyssen
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish