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Prime Minister of Belgium


Elio Di RupoElio Di Rupo

Date of Birth: 18 July 1951
Birth Place: Morlanwelz, Belgium
Political Party: Socialist Party
Arrival in Power: 6 December 2011
Religion: Atheist
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Elio Di Rupo was born in Morlanwelz, Belgium, in 1951. He is the current Prime Minister of Belgium. He studied at the University of Mons-Hainaut.


Elio Di Rupo was involved in municipal politics and provincial politics before joining federal politics. He became the Leader of the Socialist Party in 1999. He formed a new coalition government on December 6 2011 and subsequently became the Prime Minister of Belgium.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elio_Di_Rupo

Updated on: January 30, 2012

 

 

Former Prime Minister of Belgium


Yves LetermeYves Leterme

Date of Birth: 6 October 1960
Birth Place: Wervik, Belgium
Political Party: Christian Democratic and Flemish
Arrival in Power: 25 November 2009
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Civil Servant

Biography:


Yves Leterme was born in Wervik, Belgium, in 1960. He was the Prime Minister of Belgium. He obtained a law degree in 1981, a degree in political science in 1983, a master's degree in law in 1984 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1985. Before entering politics he was a civil servant.


He was elected for the first time to the House of Representatives in 1997. He later became Minister-President of Flanders in 2004. In 2008 he served his first stint has Belgian Prime Minister. One of his goals was constitutional reform, to decentralize the state's power and give more to the regions, however he failed in this. He resigned when the intended sale of nationalized bank Fortis to BNP Paribas failed and the government was sued by shareholders.

He became Prime Minister again in 2009, but one of the coalition members withdrew their support on April 22th 2010, and he again offered his resignation to the king.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Leterme

Updated on: December 2, 2011

 

 

Former Prime Minister of Belgium


Herman Van RompuyHerman Van Rompuy

Date of Birth: 31 October 1947
Birth Place: Etterbeck, Belgium
Political Party: Christian Democratic and Flemish
Arrival in Power: 30 December 2008
Religion: NA
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Herman Van Rompuy was born in Etterbeck, Belgium, in 1947. He was the 47th Prime Minister of Belgium. He earned a degree in philosophy in 1968, and a master's of economics in 1971. He worked has a civil servant and a lecturer before joining politics.


He first joined the Senate, and then in 1995 he was elected to the house of representatives. He served in several ministerial positions before becoming the Prime Minister of Belgium in 2008.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Van_Rompuy

Updated on: December 2, 2011