Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Local Councillor, Ottignies, since 1968. Assigned to Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, 1968-1972. Leader of Deputy Cabinet, Cabinet of Minister for French Culture, 1973-1981.
Senator, Brabant, 1977-1981. PS Deputy, Nivelles, since 1981. Minister of Communications, 1981.
Minister of Water. Environment and Rural Life for Wallonia, 1982-1985. President, Regional Council of Wallonia, February 1988 until May 1988. Presidential Minister.
Exec, of the French Community, responsible for Culture and Communications, May 1988-1992. Vice-President, PS, since 1992. Researcher, National Centre for Sociology of Labour, Université libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels). until 1977.