Wouter Beke
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Wouter Beke

Wouter Beke
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Beke in 2018
Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public health, Family and Poverty reduction

2 october 2019
Jo Vandeurzen
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish

23 June 2010 - 8 October 2019
Marianne Thyssen
Joachim Coens

20 March 2008 - 15 May 2008
Acting
Etienne Schouppe
Marianne Thyssen
Federal Minister for Work, Economy and Consumer Affairs

2 July 2019 - 2 October 2019
Kris Peeters
Nathalie Muylle [nl]
Personal details
Born (1974-08-09) 9 August 1974 (age 46)
Lommel, Belgium
Political partyCD&V
Spouse(s)Leen Desmyter
ChildrenWarre
Mine
Nette
ResidenceLeopoldsburg, Belgium
Alma materVrije Universiteit Brussel
Catholic University of Leuven
WebsiteOfficial website

Wouter Beke (born 9 August 1974) is a Belgian politician and a member of the CD&V. He was reelected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2007.[1] In 2014 he became a member of the Belgian Federal House of Representatives and was reelected in 2019. In July 2019 he succeeded Kris Peeters as Federal Minister for Work, Economy and Consumer affairs. He left the Belgian Federal Government in October 2019 to become Minister for Welfare, Public health, Family and Poverty reduction in the Flemish Regional Jambon Government.

Wouter Beke studied Social Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Political Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is a doctor in the Social Sciences.

While working as a researcher at the Leuven University, he entered politics in his municipality Leopoldsburg. He became a senator in 2004. Between 21 March 2008 and 15 May 2008, he was the temporary chairman of the CD&V.[2]

In November 2013, Wouter Beke was reelected as chairman of the CD&V. He was reelected with 98.7% of the votes.[3]

Honours

Notes

Media related to Wouter Beke at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Belgische Senaat" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "Wouter Beke" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ Eveline Vergauwen. "Monsterscore voor herverkozen Wouter Beke". Het Nieuwsblad.
  4. ^ Belgian Senate, Biography
Party political offices
Preceded by
Etienne Schouppe
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish
Acting

2008
Succeeded by
Marianne Thyssen
Preceded by
Marianne Thyssen
Leader of Christian Democratic and Flemish
2010-2019
Succeeded by
Joachim Coens



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