Paul Magnette is President of the Belgian Socialist Party. In 2011, he was appointed Federal Minister for Public Enterprises, Science Policy and Development Cooperation. Later that year, he was elected mayor of Charleroi with a large absolute majority in the municipal council. Following the regional elections of 2014, he became minister-president of the Walloon government at the head of a coalition with the Humanist Democratic Center. His fight against the CETA trade agreement left its mark. In 2017, the Walloon government was overthrown by a motion of censure. He regained his mayoral functions and was re-elected in 2018. Between summer and autumn 2020, he was entrusted with several missions to form the federal government.
Position: President of the Socialist Party, Belgium