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Steve Stevaert (Dutch: [ˈstif ˈsteːvaːrt]; born Robert Stevaert [ˈroːbərt ˈsteːvaːrt]; 12 April 1954 – 2 April 2015) was a Belgian politician of the Flemish Socialist Party: the SP.A.[1]

Steve Stevaert
Steve Stevaert
Steve Stevaert
Governor of Limburg
Preceded byHilde Houben-Bertrand
Succeeded byHerman Reynders
Personal details
Born
Robert Stevaert

(1954-04-12)April 12, 1954
Rijkhoven, Belgium
DiedApril 2, 2015(2015-04-02) (aged 60)
Hasselt, Belgium
NationalityBelgium
Occupationpolitician, bar owner

Stevaert was in 1995 also elected to the Flemish parliament and was re-elected in 1999 and 2004. Stevaert served as Flemish minister of Public Works, Transport and Spatial planning from 1998 to 1999 and as Flemish minister of Mobility, Transport and Public Works from 1999 to 2003, when he resigned having become chairman of his party, succeeding Patrick Janssens. He was chairman from 2003 until he resigned on May 25, 2005.

In early April of 2015 allegations of rape were made public in the Belgian media. Subsequently on April 2, 2015, the public prosecutor of Hasselt confirmed that Stevaert had gone missing.[2] Near 1800 hrs. local time (CEST) divers found his body in the Albert Canal near Hasselt.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Europa World Year, Book 1. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 748. ISBN 1-85743-254-1. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  2. "Politie speurt naar vermiste Steve Stevaert". De Tijd (in Dutch). April 2, 2015.
  3. rdc (April 2, 2015). "Steve Stevaert dood teruggevonden in Albertkanaal". De Standaard (in Dutch).
  4. "Belgian minister Steve Stevaert: Police find body". BBC. April 2, 2015.

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