Sophie Wilmès

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Sophie Wilmès
Sophie Wilmès 2020 (cropped).jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
1 October 2020 – 14 July 2022
Prime MinisterAlexander De Croo
Preceded byPhilippe Goffin
Succeeded byDavid Clarinval
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 October 2020 – 14 July 2022
Prime MinisterAlexander De Croo
Preceded byPhilippe Goffin
Succeeded byHadja Lahbib
52nd Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
27 October 2019 – 1 October 2020
MonarchPhilippe
DeputyKoen Geens
Alexander De Croo
Didier Reynders (2019)
David Clarinval
Preceded byCharles Michel
Succeeded byAlexander De Croo
Minister of Budget
In office
22 September 2015 – 27 October 2019
Prime MinisterCharles Michel
Preceded byHervé Jamar
Succeeded byDavid Clarinval
Personal details
Born (1975-01-15) 15 January 1975 (age 47)
Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Political partyReformist Movement
Spouse(s)Chris Stone
Children4
ParentsPhilippe Wilmès (father)
EducationSaint-Louis University, Brussels
IHECS

Sophie Wilmès (French: [wilmɛːs]; born 15 January 1975) is a Belgian politician.[1] From October 2019 to October 2020, she was Prime Minister of Belgium.[2] She was the first female head of government of Belgium [3] and is of Jewish descent.[4]

She left politics for personal reasons in July 2022.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Belgian Federal Government". www.federal-government.be. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. "Federal Public Services and Public Planning Services (FPS and PPS) | Belgium.be". Belgium.be. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. "De eerste vrouwelijke premier van België staat voor een ondankbare taak". demorgen.be (in Dutch).
  4. Israel HaYom
  5. Sophie Wilmès: Belgian foreign minister formally resigns to care for ill husband, euronews, 15 July 2022