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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]

ReferencesEdit

  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
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Seybah Dagoma
Acting
Political offices
Preceded by
Bernard Cazeneuve
Minister of the Interior
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Matthias Fekl