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Marc Maria Frans, Viscount Eyskens (born 29 April 1933), shortly known as About this sound Mark Eyskens (IPA: [ˈmɑɾk ˈʔɛɪ̯skəns]), is a Belgian economist and politician in the Christian People's Party (Belgium), now called Christian Democratic and Flemish.


Background and early career

He was born in Leuven, the son of viscount Gaston Eyskens, and lived for a time at the International House of New York.

He served as a government minister several times.

Prime Minister of Belgium

He became the 45th Prime Minister of Belgium on 6 April 1981.

His government quickly collapsed on 17 December, due to disagreements on the financing of the Walloon steel industry.

Later career

He remained a member of parliament until 2003. Eyskens is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Global Panel Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Itinera Institute think-tank and of B Plus.

Political offices
Preceded by
Wilfried Martens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Succeeded by
Wilfried Martens

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