Bruno Le Roux

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Bruno Le Roux
Bruno Le Roux, 2012 (cropped).jpg
Minister of the Interior
In office
6 December 2016 – 21 March 2017
Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded by Bernard Cazeneuve
Succeeded by Matthias Fekl
Leader of the Socialist Group in the National Assembly
In office
21 June 2012 – 6 December 2016
Preceded by Jean-Marc Ayrault
Succeeded by Seybah Dagoma (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1965-05-02) 2 May 1965 (age 52)
Gennevilliers, France
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater Paris West University Nanterre La Défense

Bruno Le Roux (French pronunciation: ​[bʁyno ləˈʁu]; born May 2, 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 December 6, 2016, he was named Minister of the Interior in the Government of Bernard Cazeneuve.

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]

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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