Bernard Cazeneuve

French prime minister

Bernard Cazeneuve (born 2 June 1963) is a French Socialist politician. He was Prime Minister of France from December 2016 to May 2017. He was born in Senlis, Oise.

Bernard Cazeneuve
119th Prime Minister of France
In office
6 December 2016 – 10 May 2017
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Preceded byManuel Valls
Succeeded byÉdouard Philippe
Minister of the Interior
In office
2 April 2014 – 6 December 2016
Prime MinisterManuel Valls
Preceded byManuel Valls
Succeeded byBruno Le Roux
Minister of State for the Budget
In office
19 March 2013 – 2 April 2014
Prime MinisterJean-Marc Ayrault
Preceded byJérôme Cahuzac
Succeeded byChristian Eckert
Minister of State for European Affairs
In office
16 May 2012 – 19 March 2013
Prime MinisterJean-Marc Ayrault
Preceded byJean Leonetti
Succeeded byThierry Repentin
Mayor of Cherbourg-Octeville
In office
Preceded byJean-Pierre Godefroy
Succeeded byJean-Michel Houllegate
Member of the National Assembly
for Manche's 5th constituency
In office
20 June 2007 – 16 June 2012
Preceded byJean Lemière
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
In office
12 June 1997 – 18 June 2002
Preceded byYves Bonnet
Succeeded byJean Lemière
Personal details
Born (1963-06-02) 2 June 1963 (age 61)
Senlis, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materInstitut d'études politiques de Bordeaux



In 2012, he was appointed Minister of State for European Affairs and in 2013 was named Minister of State for the Budget in the second term of the Jean-Marc Ayrault government.

On 2 April 2014 he was appointed the 42nd Minister of the Interior in the Manuel Valls Government. On 6 December 2016, Cazeneuve was appointed Prime Minister after Valls resigned to concentrate on the upcoming presidential election.

Personal life


Cazeneuve has a wife, Véronique, and two children.[1] The couple divorced and remarried on August 12, 2015.


  1. Costey, Laure (September 17, 2015). "Bernard Cazeneuve, s'est remarié avec son ex-épouse". Gala. Retrieved December 6, 2016.

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