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Governor of the Administrative Arrondissement Brussels-Capital

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Governor of the Administrative Arrondissement Brussels-Capital

Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government
of Brussels

The Governor of the Administrative Arrondissement of Brussels-Capital[1][2] (French: Gouverneur de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Gouverneur van Brussel-Hoofdstad) has the responsibility to enforce laws concerned with public order in the Brussels-Capital Region, one of the three regions of Belgium. The governor's powers are actually quite limited. Just as the Governors of the provinces of Belgium he heads the coordination of all necessary actions and all emergency services during the provincial phase of a disaster on the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region.

The Governor of Brussels-Capital should be confused with neither the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region nor with the mayor of the City of Brussels, which is one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels.

The regional government also appoints the Vice-Governor, who must have a considerable knowledge of both the French and the Dutch language and who must ensure that the legislation regarding the use of languages is observed in Brussels.[3]

The agreement following the 2011 state reform includes the removal of this post. Instead, there will be a "high official" appointed by the Brussels Government.

List of governors


  1. ^ "The Belgian Constitution (English version)" ( 
  2. ^ "Brussels-Capital Region: Creation". Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center). 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. Since 18 June 1989, the date of the first regional elections, the Brussels-Capital Region has been an autonomous region comparable to the Flemish and Walloon Regions.  (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.)
  3. ^ "Factsheet on the Provinces" (PDF). The Belgian Chamber of Representatives. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2007. 

External links

  • Brussels-Capital Region. Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center)
  • Official site, available in French and Dutch

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