Elio Di Rupo

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Elio Di Rupo
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
6 December 2011 – 11 October 2014
Monarch Albert II
Philippe
Preceded by Yves Leterme
Succeeded by Charles Michel
Minister-President of Wallonia
In office
6 October 2005 – 20 July 2007
Preceded by André Antoine
Succeeded by Rudy Demotte
In office
15 July 1999 – 4 April 2000
Preceded by Robert Collignon
Succeeded by Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe
Leader of the Socialist Party
In office
16 September 1999 – 6 December 2011
Preceded by Philippe Busquin
Succeeded by Thierry Giet
Personal details
Born 18 July 1951 (1951-07-18) (age 63)
Morlanwelz, Belgium
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of Mons-Hainaut
University of Leeds
Religion None (Atheism)
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Elio Di Rupo (born 18 July 1951) is a Belgian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Belgium from 2011 to 2014. He was the leader of Socialist Party. He was born in Morlanwelz, Wallonia to Italian parents. Di Rupo is an atheist and is openly gay.[1]

He is the first openly gay man to lead a sovereign state, and the first openly gay man to win the position in his own right pursuant to an election.[2]

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