Renaat Landuyt

Renaat Julien Landuyt (born 28 January 1959) is a Belgian socialist politician. He is a member of the SP.A.

Renaat Landuyt
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Vice-Minister-President of Flanders
In office
5 June 2003 – 11 June 2003
Preceded byPatrick Dewael
Succeeded byBart Somers
Personal details
Born (1959-01-28) 28 January 1959 (age 61)
Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
Political partyDifferent Socialist Party
WebsiteOfficial website

Renaat Landuyt became a licentiate in law in 1982 and has been an attorney since then. He was first elected to the Belgian House of Representatives in 1991, where he served until 1999. From 1995 to 1999 he served as a quaestor of the House. He served as secretary of the parliamentary investigation into the Dutroux Affair.

After the 1999 general elections Landuyt became Flemish minister of Labour and Tourism. After Steve Stevaert resigned from the Flemish government in 2003, Landuyt took over his portfolio of Deputy Minister-President on top of his own Minister of Labour and Tourism for the remainder of the term. After the regional elections of 2004, Landuyt left the Flemish government to become Minister of Transport in the federal government (2004–2007). He was elected again to the Belgian Parliament in June 2007 and after the establishment of the Leterme I Government took up his seat, in 2010 he was re-elected.

He became the mayor of Bruges in 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Dewael
Vice-Minister-President of Flanders

Succeeded by
Bart Somers