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Mayor of Liverpool, UK (04/2014)
Mayor of Pittsford Village, NY, USA (03/2014)
Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia (02/2014)
Mayor of Santiago, Chile (01/2014)

In 2013
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)
Mayor of Moore (07/2013)
Mayor of Mexico City (06/2013)
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
Mayor
(Mr,Ms)
Elections**
Profile
& politics
Aalst
Popl: 77,500
www.aalst.be/
Ilse A.F. Uyttersprot; (Ms) Since 2007; next elections 2012 Born 1967
Lawyer
Party CD&V*
Anderlecht
Popl: 110,000
www.anderlecht.be/
Gaëtan Van Goidsenhoven; (Mr) Since 2007 Born 1973
Party MR*
Antwerp
Pop: 444,000
www.antwerpen.be/
Patrick Janssens; (Mr) Elected 2003, 2006. Next elections 2012 Born 1956
Graduate from LSE (London School of Economics)
Party: sp.a*
Bruges
Popl: 117,000
www.brugge.be/
Patrick Moenaert; (Mr) Elected since 1995; next election 2012 Born 1949
Party: CD&V*
Bruxelles-Ville (Brussels)
Popl: 145,000
www.brucity.be/
Freddy Thielemans; (Mr) Elected 1994; 2001. Next elections 2012 Born 1944
Party: PS*
Charleroi
Popl: 207,000
www.charleroi.be
Jean-Jacques Viseur ; (Mr) 2007-present; Born 1946
Lawyer; Finance Minister 1998-99
Party CDH*
Ghent
Popl: 233,000
www.gent.be/
Daniël Termont; (Mr) Elected 2006; Next elections 2012 Born 1953
Party: sp.a*
Ixelles
Popl: 81,000
www.ixelles.irisnet.be/
Willy Decourty; (Mr) Since 2000 Born 1945
Journalist
Party PS*
Leuven
Popl: 91,000
www.leuven.be/
Louis Marie Joseph Tobback; (Mr) 1998-present Born 1938
Minister of Interior 1992-9; Party: sp.a
Liège
Popl: 195,000
www.liege.be/
Willy Demeyer; (Mr) 1999-present Born 1959
Lawyer
Senator 2010-present
Party: PS*
Mechelen
Popl: 79,000
http://toerisme.mechelen.be/
Bart Somers; (Mr) Elected 2001-present Born 1964
Party: Open VLD*
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
Popl: 81,000
www.molenbeek.irisnet.be/
Philippe Moureaux; (Mr) Elected 1994; 2000; 2006. Born 1939
Senator 1999-2010; Former Minister for Justice and of the Interior
Party: PS*
Mons
Popl: 90,000
www.mons.be
Elio Di Rupo; (Mr) 2000-present Born 1951
Party: PS*
Namur
Popl: 106,000
www.ville.namur.be
Jacques Etienne; (Mr) Elected 2006; will not run in 2012 Born 194
Party: CDH*
Schaerbeek
Popl: 124,000
www.schaerbeek.be/
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
PS
= Parti Socialiste, Francophone social-democratic party.
CD&V
= Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (Christian Democratic and Flemish). Centre right.
CDH
= Centre Démocrate Humaniste (Humanist Democratic Centre)
Open VLD
= Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats)
FDF
= Fédéralistes Démocrates Francophones; part of MR
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