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Leo Tindemans

In office
25 April 1974 - 20 October 1978
Preceded by Edmond Leburton
Succeeded by Paul Vanden Boeynants

Born 16 April 1922 (1922-04-16) (age 87)
Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Political party CD&V
Religion Roman Catholic

Leonard Clemence “Leo” Tindemans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈleˑ(ɪ̯)oˑ ˈtɪndəmɑns]) , born in Zwijndrecht on 16 April 1922, is a Belgian politician and former prime minister.


Political affiliation

Tindemans was affiliated with the (CVP). This party is strong in the northern region of Flanders.

Prime Minister of Belgium

Tindemans served as Prime Minister of two Belgian governments, from 25 April 1974 to 20 October 1978.

He was highly popular during his term in office.

Later career

In 1979 he received 983.000 votes in the European parliamentary election, which is still a record for any election in Belgium. During 1994-1995 he was chairman of the Tindemans group.


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External links

Leo Tindemans at the French-language version of the site of the Belgium government (French)

Political offices
Preceded by
Edmond Leburton
Prime Minister of Belgium
Succeeded by
Paul Vanden Boeynants


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