|Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region|
|Member of the Flemish Parliament|
|Born||7 September 1949|
|Died||3 May 2022 (aged 72)|
|Political party||CD&V (1971–2004) |
SP.A (since 2004)
Béghin was the son of a Francophone father and a Dutch-speaking mother and spent his childhood in Ganshoren. He attended secondary school at the Heilig-Hartcollege before obtaining a master's degree in mathematics and in economic sciences from KU Leuven.
In 1971, Béghin was elected to the municipal council of Ganshoren as a member of CD&V. He was schepen of public works and Dutch culture from 1977 to 2000. He left the municipal council in 2005. From 1972 to 1989, he was a member of the Dutch Commission for the Culture of the Brussels Agglomeration, of which he was vice-president from 1979 to 1988 and chairman from 1988 to 1989. From 1982 to 1988, he was also director of the Contact- en Cultuurcentrum Brussel.
On 12 July 1989, Béghin became a member of the newly formed Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region. From 1989 to 2009, he was also a member of the Assembly of the Flemish Community Commission. Through his mandate in the Brussels-Capital Region Parliament, he also served in the Flemish Parliament from 1997 to 1999.
In 2004, Béghin switched to the SP.A due to the coalition between CD&V and the New Flemish Alliance, the latter of which he vehemently opposed. In 2009, he retired from the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region.
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