Charles Michel

Charles Michel

Charles Michel – Prime Minister of Belgium

Charles Michel was born in Namur on 21 December 1975.

He is Belgium’s new Prime Minister since 11 October 2014.

Studies:

  • Law degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the University of Amsterdam (1998)

Career:

  • Member (1991), then chairman (1992-1999), of the Jodoigne Young Liberals
  • Member of the Walloon Brabant provincial council (1994-1999)
  • Vice-chairman of the Walloon Brabant provincial council (1995-1999)
  • Lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 1998
  • Member of the federal parliament since June 1999
  • Walloon Minister for Interior Affairs and Civil Service (October 2000-July 2004)
  • Alderman responsible for municipal companies and town planning, Wavre (July 2004-November 2006)
  • MR spokesman (2004-2011)
  • Mayor of Wavre since 1 December 2006
  • Federal Minister for Development Cooperation (December 2007-February 2011)
  • Leader of Mouvement Réformateur (MR – Reformist Movement) since 14 February 2011 until 11 October 2014
  • Informateur (27 June 2014), then co-formateur (with Kris Peeters) of the federal government (22 July-11 October 2014)

Source: Charles Michel Prime Minister of Belguim