Wilfried Martens was born on 19 April 1936 and died on 9 October 2013.
He led nine governments from 1979 to 1992.
During this period, he completed the first two phases of the reform of the State.
Political party: CVP
Law, Notarial studies and Thomistic Philosophy
Started as an advisor to several ministers' offices
President of CVP-Jongeren (CVP Youth organisation)
President of the CVP
He took a leading role in the negotiations between the regions and communities of Belgium.
Member of Parliament for the district of Gand-Eeklo
Co-founder of the European People's Party
Prime Minister of nine successive governments
From 1982 onwards, priority was given to a robust policy for driving Belgium's social, economic and financial recovery.
Many crises hampered the Government's work: the iron and steel industry, nuclear missiles, the Fourons issues and abortion.
President of the European People's Party (EPP)
Minister of State
President of the Christian Democrats to the European Union
Charles V Award for his contribution to the construction of the European Union