Vera Agnes Roger Dua (Ghent, 25 October 1952) was the Party Chair of the Flemish green party Groen! between 2003 and 2007. She graduated in 1975 as agricultural engineer and attained a PhD in agricultural science 11 years later.

Vera Dua
Member of Parliament
(Senate)
Assumed office
5 July 2007
Chairwoman of Groen!
In office
15 November 2003 – 10 November 2007
Preceded byJos Geysels
Succeeded byMieke Vogels
Flemish minister of Agriculture and Environment
In office
1999–2003
Member of Parliament
(Chamber of Representatives)
In office
1991–1995
Personal details
Born (1952-10-25) 25 October 1952 (age 67)
Ghent
Political partyAgalev/Groen!
ResidenceGhent
Alma materUniversity of Ghent
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteOfficial website

She has been a member of Agalev since 1984 and appeared in the local assembly of Ghent in 1989. Two years later she was elected to the Belgian Chamber. In 1995 she switched to the Flemish Parliament. After a few years of fierce opposition she became the minister of agriculture and environment. As minister she focused on expanding nature reserves and protecting people's health. After her party suffered a heavy blow in the 2003 federal election she resigned as minister.

On 15 November 2003 Agalev changed its name to Groen! and Vera Dua was elected chairman. In 2007 Mieke Vogels was elected as her successor. She was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ "Belgische Senaat" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 10 June 2009.