Benoît Hamon

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Benoît Hamon
Hamon in 2012.
Minister of National Education
In office
2 April 2014 – 25 August 2014
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Manuel Valls
Preceded by Vincent Peillon
Succeeded by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
Junior Minister for the Social Economy
In office
16 May 2012 – 31 March 2014
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2004 – 2009
Personal details
Born (1967-06-26) 26 June 1967 (age 47)
Saint-Renan, Finistère
Nationality French

Benoît Hamon (French: [bə.nwa a.mɔ̃] ; born 26 June 1967) is a French politician, member of the Socialist Party (PS), part of the Party of European Socialists. He has been the Minister for Education since 2 April 2014. He was Member of the European Parliament for the East of France from 2004 to 2009. He was national secretary for Europe and spokesman in the French socialist party. He also was the leader of the left-wing of the PS during the 2008 Reims Congress and its candidate for the First Secretaryship. On 16 May 2012 he was appointed Junior Minister for the Social Economy at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance, and External Trade by President François Hollande.

2008 Reims Congress[edit]

After the candidacy for the First Secretary of the PS became a contest between Ségolène Royal and Martine Aubry, Hamon urged his supporters to vote for Aubry, who secured a narrow, contested majority.[1]


  1. ^ Lizzy Davies (23 November 2008). "French Socialists in disarray after bitter leadership battle". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vincent Peillon
Minister of National Education
Succeeded by
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem