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Mayor

This page has been automatically translated from French into English by a translation software. Automatic translations are not as accurate as translations made by professional human translators. Nevertheless these pages can help you understand information published by the City of Brussels.

The Mayor is appointed for a term of 6 years.

Appointment

The Mayor is appointed by the Government of the Brussels Capital Region among the Belgian elected representatives of the City Council on written presentation:

  • by at least the majority of the elected representatives of the list on which he or she appeared
  • and by at least the majority of the elected representatives of the council

The Mayor can also be appointed outside the elected representatives of the City Council, among the voters of the municipality who are older than 25 years.

Tasks

The Mayor is in charge of the execution of the laws, the decrees, the prescriptions, the regulations and orders of the State, the Region, Communities, Community Committees.

The Mayor is especially in charge of the execution of the laws, the decrees, the prescriptions, the regulations and orders of the police. Nevertheless, he or she can, under his or her responsibility, delegate this task, in all or in part, to one of the Aldermen.

The Mayor is the responsible authority for the administrative police on the territory of the municipality.

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Elections on Sunday 25 May 2014

On Sunday 25 May 2014 elections will be held for the European Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies and the Parliaments of the Communities and Regions (including the Brussels Parliament). All practical info on the elections, voting as a EU citizen and voting by proxy.

Elections on Sunday 25 May 2014