The Minister-President of Flanders (Dutch: Minister-president van Vlaanderen) is the head of the Flemish Government, which is the executive branch of the Flemish Region and Flemish Community.
|Minister-President of Flanders|
|Minister-president van Vlaanderen|
since 2 October 2019
|Executive branch of the Flemish Government|
|Member of||Flemish Government|
|Seat||Martyrs' Square 19|
|Appointer||King of the Belgians|
|Term length||Five years|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Belgium|
|Precursor||President of the Flemish Executive|
|Inaugural holder||Gaston Geens|
|Formation||22 December 1981|
The incumbent officeholder is Jan Jambon, who took over from Liesbeth Homans, the interim minister-president, following the 2019 Belgian regional elections. A new agreement to form a government between the three same parties, the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) and the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld), was obtained on 30 September 2019. The ministers were sworn in on 2 October 2019. The government consists of nine ministers, four for the N-VA, three for CD&V and two for the Open Vld.
Following the election of the Flemish Parliament, a Flemish Government is formed with a maximum of eleven ministers. The largest party in the government coalition may choose the minister-president. Following the oath of office of all ministers before the Flemish Parliament, the minister-president alone takes the oath of office before the King as well.
Regional elections are held every 5 years. The Flemish Parliament was elected directly for the first time in 1995. Prior to 1995, the members of the Flemish Parliament were the members of the Dutch language group of the Federal Parliament of Belgium.
The Errera House, the official residence of the Minister-President of Flanders and his ministers
The cabinet offices are located at the Place des Martyrs/Martelaarsplein in Brussels
List of officeholdersEdit
|Elected||Term of office||Political
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1981||22 December 1981||21 January 1992||10 years 30 days||CVP||Geens I||CVP, PVV, SP, VU|
|1985||Geens II||CVP, PVV|
|1987||Geens III||CVP, PVV|
|Geens IV||CVP, SP, PVV, VU|
|2||Luc Van den Brande
|1991||21 January 1992||13 July 1999||7 years,
|CVP||Van den Brande I||CVP, SP|
|Van den Brande II||CVP, SP, VU|
|Van den Brande III||CVP, SP, VU|
|1995||Van den Brande IV||CVP, SP|
|1999||13 July 1999||5 June 2003||3 years,
|VLD||Dewael||VLD, SP, Agalev, VU-ID|
|—||11 June 2003||20 July 2004||1 year,
|VLD||Somers||VLD, sp.a, Groen!, Spirit|
|2004||20 July 2004||28 June 2007||2 years,
|CD&V||Leterme||CD&V, sp.a-Spirit, VLD-Vivant, N-VA|
|—||28 June 2007||25 July 2014||7 years,
|CD&V||Peeters I||CD&V, sp.a-Spirit, VLD, N-VA|
|2009||Peeters II||CD&V, sp.a, N-VA|
|2014||25 July 2014||1 July 2019||4 years,
|N-VA||Bourgeois||N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld|
|—||2 July 2019||1 October 2019||91 days||N-VA||Homans||N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld|
|2019||2 October 2019||Incumbent||3 years, 169 days||N-VA||Jambon||N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld|
- ^ Geen manager mag meer verdienen dan Kris Peeters, Het Nieuwsblad, Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- ^ See the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium.