Minister-President of Wallonia

The minister-president of Wallonia (French: Ministre-président du Wallonie) is the head of the Government of Wallonia, the executive power of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium.

Minister-President of Wallonia
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Incumbent
Elio Di Rupo
since 13 September 2019
ResidenceÉlysette
SeatRue Mazy, 25-27
BE-5000 Namur
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderJean-Maurice Dehousse
Formation22 December 1981
Websitehttp://gouvernement.wallonie.be

The official residence, known as the Élysette, is in Namur, along the Meuse River.

The minister-president should not be confused with the minister-president of the French Community of Belgium, which is currently led by Pierre-Yves Jeholet [fr].

List of officeholdersEdit

No.[1] Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party Government
Took office Left office Time in office Name Composition
1 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–2023)[citation needed]
1981 22 December 1981 26 January 1982 35 days Socialist Party (PS) Dehousse I PSPRLPSC
2 André Damseaux
(1937–2007)
26 January 1982 25 October 1982 272 days Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) Damseaux PRLPSPSC
3 Jean-Maurice Dehousse
(1936–2023)
25 October 1982 11 December 1985 3 years, 46 days Socialist Party (PS) Dehousse II PSPRLPSC
4 Melchior Wathelet
(1949–)
1985 11 December 1985 3 February 1988 2 years, 53 days Christian-Social Party (PSC) Wathelet PSCPRL
5 Guy Coëme
(1946–)
1987 3 February 1988 9 May 1988 96 days Socialist Party (PS) Coëme PSPSC
6 Bernard Anselme
(1945–)
11 May 1988 7 January 1992 3 years,

240 days

Anselme PSPSC
7 Guy Spitaels
(1931–2012)
1991 7 January 1992 25 January 1994 2 years, 18 days Spitaels PSPSC
8 Robert Collignon [fr]
(1943–)
25 January 1994 15 July 1999 5 years, 172 days Collignon I PSPSC
1995 Collignon II PSPSC
9   Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
1999 15 July 1999 4 April 2000 264 days Di Rupo I PSPRL-FDFEcolo
10   Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe
(1944–)
4 April 2000 30 September 2005 5 years, 178 days Van Cauwenberghe I PSPRL-FDFEcolo
2004 Van Cauwenberghe II PScdH
  André Antoine (acting)
(1951–)
30 September 2005 6 October 2005 6 days Humanist Democratic Center (cdH) Antoine cdHPS
11   Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
6 October 2005 20 July 2007 1 year, 287 days Socialist Party (PS) Di Rupo II PScdH
12   Rudy Demotte
(1963–)
20 July 2007 22 July 2014 7 years, 2 days Demotte I PScdH
2009 Demotte II PSEcolocdH
13   Paul Magnette
(1971–)
2014 22 July 2014 28 July 2017 3 years, 6 days Magnette PScdH
14   Willy Borsus
(1962–)
28 July 2017 13 September 2019 2 years, 46 days Reformist Movement (MR) Borsus MRcdH
15   Elio Di Rupo
(1951–)
2019 13 September 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 190 days Socialist Party (PS) Di Rupo III PSMREcolo

TimelineEdit

Elio Di RupoWilly BorsusPaul MagnetteRudy DemotteElio Di RupoAndré Antoine (politician)Jean-Claude Van CauwenbergheElio Di RupoGuy SpitaelsBernard AnselmeGuy CoëmeMelchior WatheletJean-Maurice DehousseAndré DamseauxJean-Maurice Dehousse

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Presidents are numbered according to uninterrupted periods served by the same person. For example, Jean-Maurice Dehousse was both the 1st president and the 3rd president because his two terms were not consecutive. A vice president who temporarily becomes acting president, like André Antoine, is not counted, because the president remains in office during such a period.