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Mark Demesmaeker


Mark Demesmaeker

Mark Demesmaeker MEP
Member of the European Parliament
for the Dutch-speaking electoral college
Assumed office
1 February 2013
Preceded by Frieda Brepoels
Member of the Flemish Parliament
In office
June 2004 – 31 January 2013
Succeeded by Piet De Bruyn
Personal details
Born (1958-09-12) 12 September 1958 (age 55)
Halle, Flemish Brabant
Nationality Belgian
Political party      N-VA
Residence Halle

Mark Demesmaeker (Dutch: [mɑrk dəˈmɛsmakər]; born 12 September 1958 in Halle, Flemish Brabant) is a Belgian politician affiliated to the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA).

He was elected as a member of the Flemish Parliament in 2004 and reelected in 2009.[1] In 2013, Demesmaeker left the Flemish Parliament to replace Frieda Brepoels (who became mayor of Bilzen) as member of the European Parliament.[2]

In 2006, he was elected to the City Council of Halle and became alderman. In 2012, he was reelected with the most preference votes, but a coalition was formed without his party.

Previously he had been a teacher as well as a television presenter for VRT and vtm.

External links

  • Personal website
  • Member of the Flemish Parliament


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