Guy Spitaels

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Person.png Guy Spitaels  Rdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born1931-09-03
Ath, Belgium
Died2012-08-21 (Age 80)
Uccle, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
Alma materCatholic University of Leuven
PartySocialist Party

Guy Spitaels is a Belgian politician. He quit the Roman Catholic faith and became a Freemason.

Career

In 1992 Spitaels arranged that he would become Minister-President of the Walloon Government. Along with other politicians from his party, he was involved in the Agusta scandal, which caused his resignation in 1994. In 1995 he was elected President of the Walloon Parliament but he had to resign from this office due to the scandal in 1997. Spitaels was convicted for passive bribery by the Court of Cassation in 1998. His political career would never recover from this scandal.

Before the Agusta scandal he was nicknamed Dieu (French for God), a reference to his great influence within the Parti Socialiste, which was the most powerful party of French-speaking Belgium in those days.

3 September 1931|21 August 2012| 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Baden-Baden
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof


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