Braz in hospital after heart attack


Library photo of Félix Braz speaking at press conference, 29 November 2018. Braz, who is 53 years old, was admitted into intensive care in an unspecified Belgian city on 22 August 2019. Photo: Matic Zorman 

Félix Braz, the deputy prime minister, has been hospitalised following a heart attack.

The government said on 23 August that Braz has been in “intensive care in Belgium” since Thursday.

The statement did not specify the nature of the cardiac episode or Braz’s current condition. “For now, the government cannot communicate more details and requests that the privacy of the minister and his family be respected,” the ministry of state said.

Braz, a member of the Green party, has been deputy prime minister (a role he shares with LSAP minister for the economy Étienne Schneider) since December 2018 and justice minister since December 2013.