Jambon Government
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Jambon Government
Jambon Government
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Cabinet of Flanders
Incumbent
Date formed2 October 2019
People and organisations
Head of statePhilippe of Belgium
Head of governmentJan Jambon
No. of ministers9
Member party  N-VA
  CD&V
  Open Vld
Status in legislatureCoalition
History
PredecessorHomans
SuccessorIncumbent
Parliamentary majority

The Jambon Government (Regering-Jambon) is the Flemish Government formed and sworn in on 2 October 2019, following the 2019 Belgian regional elections and replacing the interim Homans Government.

On 30 September 2019, just over four months after the elections, the ruling parties (New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), the Christian Democratic and Flemish party (CD&V) and the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld)) announced they had agreed to form a new coalition led by Jan Jambon, to be sworn in on 2 October 2019.

The cabinet has a small majority in the Flemish Parliament as it dropped from 89 to 70 seats since the previous election, needing 63 for a majority. The main opposition parties are far-right Vlaams Belang (VB), the Green party and the Socialist Party (sp.a).

Composition

The coalition replaced the interim Homans Government, again consisting of the   N-VA (35 seats),   CD&V (19 seats) and   Open Vld (16 seats). In contrary to what was expected, the N-VA only has four ministers (instead of five), while CD&V has three (instead of only two). Finally, Open Vld has two ministers.

Party Name Function
N-VA Jan Jambon Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Culture, Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation
CD&V Hilde Crevits Vice minister-president of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Economy, Employment, Social Economy, Innovation and Agriculture
Open Vld Bart Somers Vice minister-president of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for the Interior, Administrative Affairs, Integration, and Equal Opportunities
N-VA Ben Weyts Vice minister-president of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Education, Animal Welfare, Brussels Periphery and Sport
N-VA Zuhal Demir Flemish Minister for Justice and Enforcement, Environment, Energy and Tourism
CD&V Wouter Beke Flemish Minister for Welfare, Health, Family and Poverty Reduction
N-VA Matthias Diependaele Flemish Minister for Finance, Budget, Housing and Immovable Heritage
Open Vld Lydia Peeters Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works
CD&V Benjamin Dalle Flemish Minister for Brussels, Media and Youth

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