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Prime Minister of Belgium

head of the federal government of Belgium

Chairmen of the Cabinet (1831–1918)Edit

# Name Image Took office Left office Party

Prime Ministers under Erasme Louis Surlet de ChokierEdit

(Regent of Belgium 1831)

1 Etienne Constantin de Gerlache   27 February 1831 10 March 1831 (considered Catholic)
2 Joseph Lebeau
(1st time)
  28 March 1831 21 July 1831 (considered Liberal)

Prime Ministers under King Leopold IEdit

(1831–1865)

3 Félix de Muelenaere   24 July 1831 20 October 1832 (considered Catholic)
4 Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella   20 October 1832 4 August 1834 (considered Liberal)
5 Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt
(1st time)
  4 August 1834 18 April 1840 (considered Catholic)
6 Joseph Lebeau
(2nd time)
  18 April 1840 13 April 1841 (considered Liberal)
7 Jean-Baptiste Nothomb   13 April 1841 30 July 1845 (considered Liberal)
8 Sylvain Van de Weyer   30 July 1845 31 March 1846 (considered Liberal)
9 Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt
(2nd time)
  31 March 1846 12 August 1847 (considered Catholic)
10 Charles Rogier
(1st time)
  12 August 1847 31 October 1852 Liberal
11 Henri de Brouckère   31 October 1852 30 March 1855 Liberal
12 Pierre de Decker   30 March 1855 9 November 1857 (considered Catholic)
13 Charles Rogier
(2nd time)
  9 November 1857 3 January 1868 Liberal

Prime Ministers under King Leopold IIEdit

(1865–1909)

14 Walthère Frère-Orban
(1st time)
  3 January 1868 2 July 1870 Liberal
15 Jules d'Anethan   2 July 1870 7 December 1871 Catholic
16 Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt
(3rd time)
  7 December 1871 21 August 1874 Catholic
17 Jules Malou
(1st time)
  21 August 1874 19 June 1878 Catholic
18 Walthère Frère-Orban
(2nd time)
  19 June 1878 16 June 1884 Liberal
19 Jules Malou
(2nd time)
  16 June 1884 26 October 1884 Catholic
20 Auguste Marie François Beernaert   26 October 1884 26 March 1894 Catholic
21 Jules de Burlet   26 March 1894 25 February 1896 Catholic
22 Paul de Smet de Naeyer
(1st time)
  25 February 1896 24 January 1899 Catholic
23 Jules Vandenpeereboom   24 January 1899 5 August 1899 Catholic
24 Paul de Smet de Naeyer
(2nd time)
  5 August 1899 2 May 1907 Catholic
25 Jules de Trooz   2 May 1907 31 December 1907 Catholic
26 Frans Schollaert   9 January 1908 17 June 1911 Catholic

Prime Ministers under King Albert IEdit

(1909–1934)

27 Charles de Broqueville
(1st time)
17 June 1911 1 June 1918 Catholic
28 Gérard Cooreman 1 June 1918 21 November 1918 Catholic

Prime Ministers (1918–Present)Edit

# Name Image Took office Left office Party Election Government

Prime Ministers under King Albert IEdit

(1909–1934)

1 Léon Delacroix   21 November 1918 20 November 1920 Catholic
Delacroix I
CathLibBWP/POB
1919 Delacroix II
CathLibBWP/POB
2 Henri Carton de Wiart   20 November 1920 16 December 1921 Catholic Carton de Wiart
CathLibBWP/POB
3 Georges Theunis
(1st time)
16 December 1921 13 May 1925 Catholic 1921 Theunis I
CathLib
4 Aloys Van de Vyvere   13 May 1925 17 June 1925 Catholic 1925 V.de Vyvere
Cath
5 Prosper Poullet   17 June 1925 20 May 1926 Catholic Poullet
CathBWP/POB
6 Henri Jaspar   20 May 1926 6 June 1931 Catholic Jaspar I
CathLibBWP/POB
1929 Jaspar II
CathLib
7 Jules Renkin   6 June 1931 22 October 1932 Catholic Renkin
CathLib
8 Charles de Broqueville
(2nd time)
22 October 1932 20 November 1934 Catholic 1932 de Broqueville II
CathLib

Prime Ministers under King Leopold IIIEdit

(1934–1951, Regency from 1944)

9 Georges Theunis
(2nd time)
20 November 1934 25 March 1935 Catholic Theunis II
CathLib
10 Paul van Zeeland   25 March 1935 24 November 1937 Catholic Van Zeeland I
CathLibBWP/POB
1936 Van Zeeland II
CathLibBWP/POB
11 Paul-Emile Janson   24 November 1937 15 May 1938 Liberal Janson
CathLibBWP/POB
12 Paul-Henri Spaak
(1st time)
  15 May 1938 22 February 1939 BWP-POB Spaak I
CathLibBWP/POB
13 Hubert Pierlot   22 February 1939 12 February 1945 Catholic Pierlot I
CathLib
1939 Pierlot II
CathLib
Pierlot III
CathLibBSP/PSB
Pierlot IV
CathLibBSP/PSB
Pierlot V
CathLibBSP/PSBKPB/PCB
Pierlot VI
CathLibBSP/PSB

Prime Ministers under Prince Charles, Count of FlandersEdit

(Regent for Leopold III 1944–1950)

14 Achille Van Acker
(1st time)
  12 February 1945 13 March 1946 BSP-PSB Van Acker I
BSP/PSBCathLibKPB/PCB
Van Acker II
BSP/PSBUDBLibKPB/PCB
15 Paul-Henri Spaak
(2nd time)
  13 March 1946 31 March 1946 BSP-PSB 1946 Spaak II
BSP/PSBPSC/CVP
16 Achille Van Acker
(2nd time)
  31 March 1946 3 August 1946 BSP-PSB Van Acker III
BSP/PSBLibKPB/PCB
17 Camille Huysmans 3 August 1946 20 March 1947 BSP-PSB Huysmans
BSP/PSBLibKPB/PCB
18 Paul-Henri Spaak
(3rd time)
  20 March 1947 11 August 1949 BSP-PSB Spaak III
BSP/PSBPSC/CVP
Spaak IV
BSP/PSBPSC/CVP
19 Gaston Eyskens
(1st time)
  11 August 1949 8 June 1950 PSC-CVP 1949 G.Eyskens I
PSC/CVPLib
20 Jean Duvieusart   8 June 1950 16 August 1950 PSC-CVP 1950 Duvieusart
PSC/CVP

Prime Ministers under King BaudouinEdit

(Regent for Leopold III 1950–1951; King 1951–1993)

21 Joseph Pholien   16 August 1950 15 January 1952 PSC-CVP Pholien
PSC/CVP
22 Jean Van Houtte   15 January 1952 23 April 1954 PSC-CVP Van Houtte
PSC/CVP
23 Achille Van Acker
(3rd time)
  23 April 1954 26 June 1958 BSP-PSB 1954 Van Acker IV
BSP/PSBLib
24 Gaston Eyskens
(2nd time)
  26 June 1958 25 April 1961 PSC-CVP 1958 G.Eyskens II
PSC/CVP
G.Eyskens III
PSC/CVPLib
G.Eyskens IV
PSC/CVPLib
25 Théo Lefèvre   25 April 1961 28 July 1965 PSC-CVP 1961 Lefèvre I
PSC/CVPBSP/PSB
26 Pierre Harmel   28 July 1965 19 March 1966 PSC-CVP 1965 Harmel I
PSC/CVPBSP/PSB
27 Paul Vanden Boeynants
(1st time)
  19 March 1966 17 July 1968 PSC-CVP Vd. Boeynants I
PSC/CVPPVV/PLP
28 Gaston Eyskens
(3rd time)
  17 July 1968 26 January 1973 CVP 1968 G.Eyskens V
CVP/PSCBSP/PSB
1971 G.Eyskens VI
CVP/PSCBSP/PSB
29 Edmond Leburton   26 January 1973 25 April 1974 BSP-PSB Leburton I
BSP/PSBCVP/PSCPVV/PLP
Leburton II
BSP/PSBCVP/PSCPVV/PLP
30 Leo Tindemans   25 April 1974 20 October 1978 CVP 1974 Tindemans I
CVP/PSCPVV/PLP
1977 Tindemans II
CVP/PSCBSP/PSBVU/FDF
31 Paul Vanden Boeynants
(2nd time)
  20 October 1978 3 April 1979 PSC Vd. Boeynants II
CVP/PSCBSP/PSBVU/FDF
32 Wilfried Martens
(1st time)
  3 April 1979 31 March 1981 CVP 1978 Martens I
CVP/PSCSP/PSFDF
Martens II
CVP/PSCSP/PS
Martens III
CVP/PSCSP/PSPVV/PRL
Martens IV
CVP/PSCSP/PS
33 Mark Eyskens   31 March 1981 17 December 1981 CVP M.Eyskens
CVP/PSCSP/PS
34 Wilfried Martens
(2nd time)
  17 December 1981 7 March 1992 CVP 1981 Martens V
CVP/PSCPVV/PRL
1985 Martens VI
CVP/PSCPVV/PRL
Martens VII
CVP/PSCPVV/PRL
1987 Martens VIII
CVP/PSCSP/PSVU
1991 Martens IX
CVP/PSCSP/PS
35 Jean-Luc Dehaene   7 March 1992 12 July 1999 CVP Dehaene I
CVP/PSCSP/PS
1995 Dehaene II
CVP/PSCSP/PS

Prime Ministers under King Albert IIEdit

(1993–2013)

36 Guy Verhofstadt   12 July 1999 20 March 2008 VLD 1999 Verhofstadt I
VLD/PRLSP/PSAgalev/Ecolo
2003 Verhofstadt II
VLD/MRSP/PS
(2007) Verhofstadt III
VLD/MRCD&V/CDHPS
37 Yves Leterme
(1st time)
  20 March 2008 30 December 2008 CD&V 2007 Leterme I
CD&V/CDHVLD/MRPS
38 Herman Van Rompuy   30 December 2008 25 November 2009 CD&V Van Rompuy
CD&V/CDHVLD/MRPS
39 Yves Leterme
(2nd time)
  25 November 2009 6 December 2011 CD&V Leterme II
CD&V/CDHVLD/MRPS
40 Elio Di Rupo   6 December 2011 11 October 2014 PS 2010 Di Rupo
PS/SP.ACD&V/CDHVLD/MR

Prime Ministers under PhilippeEdit

(2013–present)

51 Charles Michel
(1975–)
  11 October 2014 27 October 2019 MR 2014 Michel
MR/VLDN-VACD&V
52 Sophie wilmès
(1975–)
  27 October 2019 Incumbent MR 2019 Michel
MR/VLDN-VACD&V