Mathieu Michel (politician)

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Mathieu Michel
Born (1979-05-17) May 17, 1979 (age 44)

Mathieu Michel (born May 18, 1979) is a Belgian politician for the French-speaking liberal party Reformist Movement.

Biography[change | change source]

Family[change | change source]

Michel was born on May 18, 1979, Mathieu Michel. He is the second son of Belgian Minister of State Louis Michel, and brother of former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.[1]

Mathieu Michel studied communication at EFAP in Lille and became communications officer at the liberal trade union.

Like his father Louis Michel, former European Commissioner, and his older brother Charles Michel, former Prime Minister, Mathieu Michel became politically active for the Liberal Reformist Party and then the Reformist Movement.

Political debut and rise[change | change source]

In 1994, he joined the youth section of the Liberal Reformist Party in Jodoigne  and in 2000 he was elected provincial councilor of Walloon Brabant at the age of 21. In the provincial council, he was chairman of the Liberal Reformist Party/Reformist Movement group from 2000 to 2006, after which he was deputy for Walloon Brabant from 2006 onwards. From 2012 to 2020, Michel was chairman of the deputation of Walloon Brabant.[2][2][3]

From 2001 to 2006 he was also a member of the Public Centre for Social Welfare council in Geldenaken.

In the municipal and provincial elections of October 8, 2006, he was re-elected provincial councillor with 5,402 preferential votes and also won a mandate as municipal councillor in Jodoigne with 1,033 preferential votes. Although his personal communal score could have enabled him to obtain a post of alderman, he was appointed provincial deputy.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mathieu Michel, le frère de Charles Michel, entre au gouvernement". Metrotime (in French). 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Huppertz, Arnaud. "Mathieu Michel, fils et frère de… sauf en Brabant wallon". (in French). Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  3. Belga. "Mathieu Michel présidera le collège provincial du Brabant wallon". (in French). Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  4. "Marc-Antoine Boucher sera finalement échevin Mathieu Michel (1.033 voix) qui aurait dû occuper une". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 2022-11-07.[permanent dead link]