Johan Sauwens (born 14 March 1951 in Sint-Truiden) is a Belgian politician from the province of Limburg.
Sauwens studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven and was from 1975 to 1993 attorney. Politically, he was a member of the People's Union.
Between October 1985 and May 1995, he was a representative. Ex officio, he was also a member of the Flemish Council during that period. At the first direct elections to the Flemish Parliament on 21 May 1995 he was elected in the constituency of Hasselt-Tongeren-Maaseik. He was re-elected in the June 1999 Flemish elections but became Flemish minister shortly after, on 13 July 1999.
In May 2001, he was forced to resign as minister after it became known that he attended the anniversary celebration of the Sint-Maartensfonds, an organization of Flemish Eastern Front Fighters, where he was a member for over twenty years. He was succeeded as minister by Paul V…Read more on Wikipedia