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Bruno Le Roux (French pronunciation: ​[bʁyno ləˈʁu]; born 2 May 1965) was the Minister of the Interior of France from 6 December 2016 to 21 March 2017. He was a member of the National Assembly of France where he represented the Seine-Saint-Denis department[1] and was the leader of the Socialist, Ecologist & Republican Group. He has led the Socialist Party in the National Assembly from 2012 until 2016. On 6 December 2016 he was named Minister of the Interior in the Government of Bernard Cazeneuve.

Bruno Le Roux
Bruno Le Roux, 2012 (cropped).jpg
Minister of the Interior
In office
6 December 2016 – 21 March 2017
Prime MinisterBernard Cazeneuve
Preceded byBernard Cazeneuve
Succeeded byMatthias Fekl
Leader of the Socialist Group in the National Assembly
In office
21 June 2012 – 6 December 2016
Preceded byJean-Marc Ayrault
Succeeded bySeybah Dagoma (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1965-05-02) 2 May 1965 (age 54)
Gennevilliers, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materParis West University Nanterre La Défense

In 2015, news media reported that Le Roux was included in a Russian blacklist of prominent people from the European Union who are not allowed to enter the country.[2][3]

On 21 March 2017, Le Roux was forced to resign from the government when it was revealed that he employed his two daughters, aged just 15 and 16, as parliamentary assistants – using public funds – while he served as a deputy in the National Assembly. He was succeeded by Matthias Fekl, the Minister of State for Foreign Trade.[4]


  1. ^ "LISTE DÉFINITIVE DES DÉPUTÉS ÉLUS À L'ISSUE DES DEUX TOURS" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ Laurence Norman (May 30, 2015), Russia Produces Blacklist of EU People Banned From Entering Country Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ European Union anger at Russian travel blacklist BBC News, May 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Arthur Berdah (21 March 2017). "Contraint à la démission, Le Roux remplacé par Fekl au ministère de l'Intérieur". Le FIgaro. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jean-Marc Ayrault
Leader of the Socialist Group in the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Seybah Dagoma
Political offices
Preceded by
Bernard Cazeneuve
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Matthias Fekl