Steven Vandeput is the new Vice Chairman of N-VA. It was decided by the party council. N-VA had to find a new vice president after Laurin Paris left for the Pro League. Vandeput is a former Defense Minister and is now a member of the N-VA’s Flemish Parliament. He is also the mayor of Hasselt.
N-VA had to look for a new vice president when Lorin Parys announced at the end of last month that he was trading politics to gain CEO status in the professional league. Five N-VA members applied: Flanders MP Maaike De Vreese, MP Kathleen Depoorter, two Brussels MPs (Mathias Vanden Borre and Gilles Verstraete), and therefore Steven Vandeput.
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Stephen Van Deput was appointed Minister of Defense and Public Affairs by the Government of Prime Minister Charles Michel in 2014. Before that, he was a member of parliament.
In November 2018, he resigned as Defense Minister to focus on Mayor Hasselt. In 2019, he picked up the sash. Vandeput is also a member of the Flanders Assembly.
Van Deput will be Vice President with Parliamentarian Valerie Van Peel. Valerie Van Peel maintains his position as Vice President.