Jan Béghin

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Jan Béghin
Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region
In office
1989–2009
Member of the Flemish Parliament
In office
1997–1999
Personal details
Born7 September 1949
Ypres, Belgium
Died3 May 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 72)
Aalst, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
Political partyCD&V (1971–2004)
SP.A (since 2004)
EducationKU Leuven

Jan Béghin (7 September 1949 – 3 May 2022) was a Belgian politician for the Flemish Socialist Party (SP.A) and the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) party.[1]

Biography

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 [nl] before obtaining a master's degree in mathematics and in economic sciences from KU Leuven.[2]

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.[3] From 1989 to 2009, he was also a member of the Assembly of the Flemish Community Commission [nl]. Through his mandate in the Brussels-Capital Region Parliament, he also served in the Flemish Parliament from 1997 to 1999.[4]

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.[5] In 2009, he retired from the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region.[6]

Jan Béghin died in Aalst on 3 May 2022, at the age of 72.[7]

References

  1. ^ "De heer Jan BEGHIN" (PDF). Begrafenissen Goossens (in Dutch).
  2. ^ "Jan Béghin [red.] · bio-bibliografie". EPO (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 27 June 2013.
  3. ^ "De heer Jan BEGHIN". Parlement Bruxellois (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 18 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Jan Béghin". Flemish Parliament (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 7 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Réseau Européen Transrégional pour l'Inclusion Sociale" (PDF). Ministry of Justice (in French).
  6. ^ "Jan Beghin". Cumuleo (in French).
  7. ^ "Oud-parlementslid en armoede-expert Jan Beghin overleden". Bruzz (in Dutch). Ganshoren. 4 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
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