Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Councillor in Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister, 1972-1973. Assigned to the Cabinet of Prime Minister, 197374. Leader of Deputy Prime Minister Léon Hurez’s Cabinet, 1977-1979.
Leader of Deputy Prime Minister Guy Spitaels' Cabinet, 1979-1980. Member of PS Committee. Minister of the Interior and of Institutional Reforms, 1980.
Minister of Justice and of Institutional Reforms, 1980-1981. Deputy for Brussels, November since 1981. Local Councillor for MolenbeekSt. Jean.
Ministerial Pres, of the Executive (French Sector), responsible for Cultural Affairs, Budget and Foreign Affairs, 1981-1985. Ministerial Pres, of the Executive (French Sector), February 1988 until May 1988. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Brussels Region and Institution Reforms, responsible for the re-structuring of the Ministry of National Education, May since 1988, Jan since 1989.
Teacher at Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Royal Secondary School, 1961-1962. Assistant and then in charge of Professeur De Sturler’s work, Université libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), 1967-1971. Lecturer at Université libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), 1979.
Director Emile Vandervelde Institute.