Wilfried MARTENS

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Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourger and Swiss politician

BelgianBorn Wilfried Achiel MARTENS

Flemish Belgian politician

Born on April 19, 1936 in Sleidinge, België

Died on October 9, 2013 in Lokeren, België

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Martens was a Chair of the Belgian Christian People's Party (now renamed Christian Democratic and Flemish party, CD&V) from 1972 to 1979, sitting as a Deputy in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (federal parliament) from 1974 to 1991, and serving as a Senator from 1991 to 1994.



Wilfried Martens served as Prime Minister in nine coalition governments (Martens I-IX) from 3 April 1979 to 6 April 1981 and 17 December 1981 to 7 March 1992. His period in office was dominated by the economic crisis of the 1980s and the state reforms of 1980 and 1988 which set Belgium on a path to federalism.

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