BREXIT negotiations are reaching a vital second in each Westminster and Brussels.


Among the many key figures in Britain’s EU exit is former Belgian PM Man Verhofstadt.


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Verhofstadt is the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator[/caption]


Who’s Man Verhofstadt?


Man Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt is a Belgian politician who has served because the Chief of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Belgium since 2009.


He has been married to Dominique Verkinderen since 1992, and the couple have two youngsters collectively.


He has additionally served because the 47th Prime Minister of Belgium from 1999 to 2008, in addition to Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium from 1985 to 1992 and Minister of Price range from 1985 to 1992.


He was a Member of the Chamber of Representatives from 1985 to 2009.


Since 2009 he has served as a Member of the European Parliament the place he’s the chief of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).


He was the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Occasion nominee for President of the European Fee within the 2014 European Parliament election, and is the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator.


The 65-year-old was born in 1953 in Dendermonde, Belgium, and have become president of the Liberal Flemish Pupil’s union (1972–1974) whereas learning regulation on the College of Ghent.


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He grew to become Prime Minister of Belgium in 1999[/caption]


Prime Minister (1999-2008)


After a failed try to type a authorities in November 1991, he modified the PVV into the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD).


The VLD grew to become the biggest occasion within the nation within the 1999 elections.


Verhofstadt joined the Flemish socialists and greens and the French-speaking counterparts of those partiesin Brussels and Wallonia.


He grew to become Prime Minister of Belgium in 1999, and was the primary liberal to carry that workplace since 1938.


Following the 2003 normal elections, Verhofstadt fashioned his second cupboard with out the inexperienced events.


Verhofstadt was additionally the municipal councillor in Ghent in 2007.















What had been his roles within the European Union?


Verhofstadt was elected a member of the European Parliament for the time period 2009–2014 within the 2009 European Parliament election.


Since then, he has been serving on the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.


In 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group within the European Parliament.


He’s at present the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator.





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