|Minister-President of |
the Brussels-Capital Region
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Charles Picqué|
|Formation||12 June 1989|
The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital-Region (French: Ministre-président de la région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Minister-president van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) is the person leading the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region. 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.
|Term of office||Party||Government||Coalition|
|12 July 1989||15 July 1999||PS||Picqué I||CVP, SP, VU||PS, PSC, FDF|
|Picqué II||PS, PRL-FDF|
|15 July 1999||18 October 2000||PRL||Simonet I||CVP, VLD, SP||PRL-FDF, PS|
|3||François-Xavier de Donnea
|18 October 2000||6 June 2003||PRL/MR||de Donnea||CVP, VLD, SP||PRL-FDF, PS|
|6 June 2003||18 February 2004||MR||Ducarme||CD&V, VLD, SP||MR, PS|
|18 February 2004||19 July 2004||MR||Simonet II||CD&V, VLD, SP||MR, PS|
|19 July 2004||7 May 2013||PS||Picqué III||VLD, sp.a, CD&V||PS, cdH, Ecolo|
|Picqué IV||Open VLD, CD&V, Groen|
|7 May 2013||Incumbent||PS||Vervoort I||Open VLD, CD&V, Groen||PS, Ecolo, cdH|
|Vervoort II||Open VLD, sp.a, CD&V||PS, DéFI, cdH|
|Vervoort III||Groen, Open VLD, sp.a||PS, Ecolo, DéFI|
Living former Minister-Presidents
|Name||Term||Date of birth||Age|
|Charles Picqué||1989-1999 & 2004-2013||1 November 1948||71 years, 11 months|
|François-Xavier de Donnea||2000-2003||29 April 1941||79 years, 5 months|
- Prime Minister of Belgium
- Minister-President of Flanders
- Minister-President of the French Community
- Minister-President of the German-speaking Community
- Minister-President of the Walloon Region
- "The Belgian Constitution (English version)" (PDF). Belgian House of Representatives. January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
Article 3: Belgium comprises three Regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels region. Article 4: Belgium comprises four linguistic regions: the Dutch-speaking region, the French speaking region, the bilingual region of Brussels-Capital and the German-speaking region.
- "Brussels-Capital Region: Creation". Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center). 2009. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
Since 18 June 1989, the date of the first regional elections, the Brussels-Capital Region has been an autonomous region comparable to the Flemish and Walloon Regions.(All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.)
- Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Regional Informatics Center