Maggie De Block

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Maggie De Block
Maggie De Block 2016.jpg
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Assumed office
11 October 2014
Prime MinisterCharles Michel
Preceded byLaurette Onkelinx
Minister of Justice
In office
25 July 2014 – 11 October 2014
Prime MinisterElio Di Rupo
Preceded byAnnemie Turtelboom
Succeeded byKoen Geens
State Secretary of Asylum, Migration, Social Integration and Poverty Reduction
In office
6 December 2011 – 11 October 2014
Prime MinisterElio Di Rupo
Preceded byMelchior Wathelet (Asylum and Migration)
Philippe Courard (fr) (Social Integration and Poverty Reduction)
Succeeded byTheo Francken (Asylum, Migration and Reduction of Administrative Burden)
Elke Sleurs (Poverty Reduction, Fraud Combat and Science Policy)
Personal details
Born (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 57)
Merchtem, Belgium
Political partyOpen Flemish Liberals and Democrats

Maggie Celine Louise De Block (born 28 April 1962) is a Belgian politician. She is a member of the Flemish liberal party Open Vld.[1] She is the Minister of Social Affairs and Health since 2014 serving under the Charles Michel government.

In 2013 and 2014, she was voted the most popular politician in Flanders. In February 2015, she was voted the most popular politician in Belgium, being the most popular in all three regions.

Critics have said that she does not set the right example as Health Minister due to her obesity and contracting type two diabetes, and she has answered that "I know I'm not a model but you have to see what's inside, not the packaging."[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Madame Maggie De Block". Belgium.be. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. "Is she too fat to be a Health Minister?". Mirror.

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