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|Verhofstadt I Government|
cabinet of Belgium (since 1830)
|Date formed||12 July 1999|
|Date dissolved||12 July 2003|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Albert II of Belgium|
|Head of government||Guy Verhofstadt|
|Member party||Open Vld|
|Status in legislature||Purple-green coalition|
It was the first government headed by Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (VLD). It consisted of the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD), the French-speaking Liberal Reformist Party (PRL), the Flemish Socialist Party (SP), the French-speaking Socialist Party (PS), the Flemish green party Agalev and the French-speaking green party Ecolo. Because it comprised liberals, socialists and greens it was also known as a "purple-green" coalition.
It is the only coalition in Belgian history to have included green parties.
The Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and the Secretary of State for Development Cooperation were attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary of State for Energy and Sustainable Development was attached to the Minister of Mobility and Transport.
Some of the notable actions under this government include: