List of Ministers-President of the Brussels-Capital Region

Minister-President of
the Brussels-Capital Region
Regional flag
Rudi Vervoort
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Charles Picqué
Formation 12 June 1989

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government
of Brussels

The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital-Region (French: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) is the person leading the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.[1][2] The post is appointed for 5 years along with 4 ministers and 3 "state" secretaries. While being the leader of the Government, the Minister-President also is the president of the College of the Common Community Commission of Brussels.

The Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region should neither be confused with the Governor of Brussels-Capital nor with the mayor of the City of Brussels, which is one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels.

The Minister-President is not counted in the ratio of French-speaking to Dutch-speaking ministers. In practice every Minister-President has been a francophone, though bilingual.


Took office Left office Political Party
1 Charles Picqué (1st term)
(1948– )
12 July 1989 15 July 1999 PS
2 Jacques Simonet (1st term)
15 July 1999 18 October 2000 PRL
3 François-Xavier de Donnea
(1941– )
18 October 2000 6 June 2003 PRL/MR
4 Daniel Ducarme
6 June 2003 18 February 2004 MR
(2) Jacques Simonet (2nd term)
18 February 2004 19 July 2004 MR
(1) Charles Picqué (2nd term)
(1948– )
19 July 2004 7 May 2013 PS
7 Rudi Vervoort
(1958– )
7 May 2013 Incumbent PS


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from: 05/05/2013 till: 25/05/2014 color:socialist text:"Vervoort" fontsize:10

See also


External links

  • Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Regional Informatics Center
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