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Mayor of Soda, India (12/2013)
Mayor of Zaragoza (11/2013)
Mayor of Marseille (10/2013)
Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd (09/2013)
Mayor of Detroit (08/2013)
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Mayor of Cape Town (05/2013)
Mayor of Lima (04/2013)
Mayor of Salerno (03/2013)
Governor of Jakarta (02/2013)
Mayor of Rio de Janeiro (01/2013)

In 2012
Mayor of Izmir (12/2012)
Mayor of San Antonio (11/2012)
Mayor of Thessaloniki (10/2012)
Mayor of London (09/2012)
Mayor of New York (08/2012)
Mayor of Bilbao (07/2012)
Mayor of Bogotá (06/2012)
Mayor of Perth (05/2012)
Mayor of Mazatlán (04/2012)
Mayor of Tel Aviv (03/2012)
Mayor of Surrey (02/2012)
Mayor of Osaka (01/2012)

In 2011
Mayor of Ljubljana (12/2011)

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Belgian Mayors
Researched and edited by Guy Kervella

18 October 2011: In addition to three regions and three cultural communities, Belgium is also divided into 10 provinces and 589 municipalities. The provincial governments are primarily administrative units and are politically weak. A governor appointed by the King presides over each province. Each governor is supported by an elected Provincial Council of 47 to 84 members (depending on the size of the province), which sits only four weeks a year.

Municipal governments, on the other hand, are vigorous political entities with significant powers and a history of independence dating from medieval times. Many national politicians originate from municipal political bases; and many often double as mayor or alderman in their hometowns in addition to their federal and regional political positions.

Mayors of the largest Belgian cities
(Readers are invited to supply information on additional Belgian cities and mayors. Please insert 'Belgian mayors' into the subject line of any emails.)

City, size
and internet
& politics
Popl: 77,500
Ilse A.F. Uyttersprot; (Ms) Since 2007; next elections 2012 Born 1967
Party CD&V*
Popl: 110,000
Gaëtan Van Goidsenhoven; (Mr) Since 2007 Born 1973
Party MR*
Pop: 444,000
Patrick Janssens; (Mr) Elected 2003, 2006. Next elections 2012 Born 1956
Graduate from LSE (London School of Economics)
Party: sp.a*
Popl: 117,000
Patrick Moenaert; (Mr) Elected since 1995; next election 2012 Born 1949
Party: CD&V*
Bruxelles-Ville (Brussels)
Popl: 145,000
Freddy Thielemans; (Mr) Elected 1994; 2001. Next elections 2012 Born 1944
Party: PS*
Popl: 207,000
Jean-Jacques Viseur ; (Mr) 2007-present; Born 1946
Lawyer; Finance Minister 1998-99
Party CDH*
Popl: 233,000
Daniël Termont; (Mr) Elected 2006; Next elections 2012 Born 1953
Party: sp.a*
Popl: 81,000
Willy Decourty; (Mr) Since 2000 Born 1945
Party PS*
Popl: 91,000
Louis Marie Joseph Tobback; (Mr) 1998-present Born 1938
Minister of Interior 1992-9; Party: sp.a
Popl: 195,000
Willy Demeyer; (Mr) 1999-present Born 1959
Senator 2010-present
Party: PS*
Popl: 79,000
Bart Somers; (Mr) Elected 2001-present Born 1964
Party: Open VLD*
Popl: 81,000
Philippe Moureaux; (Mr) Elected 1994; 2000; 2006. Born 1939
Senator 1999-2010; Former Minister for Justice and of the Interior
Party: PS*
Popl: 90,000
Elio Di Rupo; (Mr) 2000-present Born 1951
Party: PS*
Popl: 106,000
Jacques Etienne; (Mr) Elected 2006; will not run in 2012 Born 194
Party: CDH*
Popl: 124,000
Bernard Clerfayt (Mr) Since 2001 Born 1961
Currently Secretary of State Finance
Party: FDF*

*sp.a = Socialistische Partij Anders (Different Socialist Party) . Flemish Social-Democratic Party
= Parti Socialiste, Francophone social-democratic party.
= Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (Christian Democratic and Flemish). Centre right.
= Centre Démocrate Humaniste (Humanist Democratic Centre)
Open VLD
= Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats)
= Fédéralistes Démocrates Francophones; part of MR
= (Mouvement Réformateur): centre right

**Next elections in Belgium: 2012

The winner of the 2012 World Mayor Prize amd other resuts were announced on 8 January 2013

Freddy Thielemans, Mayor of Brussels

Patrick Janssens, Mayor of Antwerp

Willy Deymeyer, Mayor of Liège

Patrick Moenaert, Mayor of Bruges