Party affiliation: Socialist Party - Flemish Wing
National Vice-President, Socialist Youth, 1970-1972, National President, 1973-1974. Local Councillor, Termonde, since 1977. Member of SP Executive, since 1979.
Leader of Cabinet for Local Minister Galle, 1979-1981. President, SP Federation, Termonde, 198082. Deputy, since 1981; General Administrator, Ministry of Flemish Community, 1981.
Vice-President, Flemish Council, 1985-1988. Secretary of State for Institution Reforms, May 1988 until October 1988. Vice-President, Flemish Exec, and local Minister of Economy, Middle Classes and Energy, October since 1988.
Economic Assistant, VUB, 1970-1972. Principal, Training Institute ABVV, 1976-1979. Chief Editor, ‘Points de Vue Socialistes’ (periodical), 1983-1988.