Hamon in 2012.
|Member of the French National Assembly for Yvelines|
17 June 2012
|Minister of National Education|
2 April 2014 – 25 August 2014
|Prime Minister||Manuel Valls|
|Preceded by||Vincent Peillon|
|Succeeded by||Najat Vallaud-Belkacem|
|Junior Minister for the Social Economy|
16 May 2012 – 31 March 2014
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|Member of the European Parliament|
2004 – 2009
26 June 1967 |
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||University of Western Brittany|
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 of National Education since 2 April 2014. He was Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of France from 2004 to 2009. He was national secretary for Europe and PS spokesperson. 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
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.
- Revol, Michel (9 August 2007). "Le frondeur du PS". Le Point (in French) (Paris). ISSN 0242-6005. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014.
Avec le PS, c’est autre chose. D’abord, la rencontre est fortuite. En 1986, la loi Devaquet sur l’université enflamme les amphis. Etudiant en sciences éco puis en histoire à Brest, Benoît Hamon fait partie des frondeurs.
- Davies, Lizzy (22 November 2008). "French Socialists in disarray after bitter leadership battle". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
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