Herman Van Rompuy was sworn in as PM
The Van Rompuy I Government is the new federal government of Belgium since 30 December 2008. It took office when the Flemish Christian democrat Herman Van Rompuy (CD&V) was sworn in as Prime Minister after the Leterme I government had fallen on 22 December 2008.
On 19 December 2008, Yves Leterme offered the resignation of his government to King Albert after a crisis surrounding the sale of Fortis to BNP Paribas erupted.
Leterme, Jo Vandeurzen, and Didier Reynders were accused of violating the separation of powers by trying to influence the Court of Appeals and of exerting improper influence by the First Chairman of the Court of Cassation. Three days later the resignation was accepted by the king.
The Van Rompuy I government still needs to receive the confidence of the Chamber of Representatives to be official, which will be voted on Friday 2 January 2009.
|Prime Minister||Herman Van Rompuy||CD&V|
|Deputy Prime Minister – Finance and Institutional Reforms||Didier Reynders||MR|
|Deputy Prime Minister – Social Affairs and Public Health||Laurette Onkelinx||PS|
|Deputy Prime Minister – Foreign Affairs||Karel De Gucht||Open Vld|
|Deputy Prime Minister – Civil Service and Public Enterprise||Steven Vanackere||CD&V|
|Deputy Prime Minister – Employment and Equal Opportunities||Joëlle Milquet||CDH|
|Justice||Stefaan De Clerck||CD&V|
|SMEs, the Self-employed, Agriculture and Science Policy||Sabine Laruelle||MR|
|Social Integration, Pensions and Large Cities||Marie Arena||PS|
|Defence||Pieter De Crem||CD&V|
|Climate and Energy||Paul Magnette||PS|
|Development Cooperation||Charles Michel||MR|
|Interior||Guido De Padt||Open Vld|
|Enterprise and Simplification||Vincent Van Quickenborne||Open Vld|
|Migration and Asylum Policy||Annemie Turtelboom||Open Vld|
|Secretary of State||Name||Party|
|Mobility (Prime Minister)||Etienne Schouppe||CD&V|
|Coordination of the Fight against Fraud (Prime Minister)||Carl Devlies||CD&V|
|Finance (Finance)||Bernard Clerfayt||MR|
|Preparation of the European Presidency (Foreign Affairs)||Olivier Chastel||MR|
|Fight against Poverty (Social Integration, Pensions and Large Cities)||Jean-Marc Delizée||PS|
|Disabled Persons (Social Affairs and Public Health)||Julie Fernandez-Fernandez||PS|
|Budget (Prime Minister) and Family Policy (Employment)||Melchior Wathelet Jr.||CDH|
2008/12/28 – Belgian PM resign over Fortis sale
2008/03/20 – Belgian coalition delivers government