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|Minister-President of the French Community|
20 March 2008 – 17 September 2019
|Preceded by||Marie Arena|
|Succeeded by||Pierre-Yves Jeholet|
|Minister-President of Wallonia|
19 July 2007 – 22 July 2014
|Preceded by||Elio Di Rupo|
|Succeeded by||Paul Magnette|
|Born||3 June 1963|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Université libre de Bruxelles|
Rudy W.G. Demotte (born 3 June 1963 in Ronse) is a Belgian socialist politician who served as 12th Minister-President of Wallonia (2007-2014), replacing Elio Di Rupo, one month after a historical defeat of the socialists in the federal election.
He was previously also Minister-President of the French Community.
Of mixed Flemish and Walloon descent, Demotte is one of the few Walloon politicians to be perfectly bilingual in French and Dutch.
From 1988-90 he served on the cabinet of the Minister of Social Affairs. He was first elected to the Belgian House of Representatives in 1995 and was reflected in 1999 and 2003. In 1999, he became the federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Scientific Research. In 2002, he became the Minister for Budget, Culture and Sport of the French Community of Belgium. From July 2003 to 2007, he became Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health in the federal government. Having served as a council member from 1994 on, he was mayor of Flobecq (2000-2012). Having moved, since 2013 Demotte is mayor of Tournai.
- Grand officier Order of Leopold (2014)
- Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class. (2016)
Media related to Rudy Demotte at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in German, French, and Dutch)
Elio Di Rupo
| Minister-President of Wallonia
| Minister-President of the French Community