First Valls Government
|First Valls Government|
|37th government of France|
|31 March 2014 – 25 August 2014|
|Date formed||31 March 2014|
|Date dissolved||25 August 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of government||Manuel Valls|
|Head of state||François Hollande|
|Number of ministers||16|
|Member parties||Socialist Party
Radical Party of the Left
|Predecessor||Ayrault Cabinet II|
|Successor||Valls Cabinet II|
The First Valls Government was the thirty-seventh Government of France. It was led by Manuel Valls, who was appointed Prime Minister of France on 31 March 2014. It was composed of 15 ministers from the Socialist Party (PS) and two from the Radical Party of the Left (PRG). It was the third cabinet declared by President Hollande and replaced the second Ayrault Cabinet. It was established following the French municipal elections, 2014.
Europe Ecology – The Greens, who had been part of the Ayrault Cabinet, chose not to be part of the cabinet. The Socialist Party, with 290 representatives, and the Radical Party of the Left, with 16 representatives, together have 306 of the 577 representatives in the National Assembly.
Valls came from the position as Minister of the Interior, and 14 other ministers also held positions as ministers or junior ministers in the outgoing Ayrault Cabinet. Nine ministers kept the same ministry (with some change in portefolio for some), including Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Two ministers had not been part of the Ayrault Cabinet: Ségolène Royal, who had previously been Minister in the Bérégovoy Cabinet and junior Minister in the Jospin Cabinet, and François Rebsamen, who came from the position as leader of the Socialist Party group in the French Senate was included in a cabinet for the first time, becoming Minister of Labour.
Apart from the prime minister, the cabinet had full gender parity, with eight female and eight male ministers.
On 9 April 2014, fourteen Secretaries of States were appointed. They included Fleur Pellerin, who was deputy minister in Ayrault's cabinet, and First Secretary of the French Socialist Party Harlem Désir who both became secretaries to the foreign minister.
|Prime Minister||Valls, ManuelManuel Valls||PS|
Secretary of State
|Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations||Prime Minister||Le Guen, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Le Guen||PS|
|Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and Tourism Promotion||Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development||Pellerin, FleurFleur Pellerin||PS|
|Secretary of State for European Affairs||Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development||Désir, HarlemHarlem Désir||PS|
|Secretary of State Development and Francophonie||Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development||Girardin, AnnickAnnick Girardin||PRG|
|Secretary of State for Transport, Marine and Fisherie||Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy||Cuvillier, FrédéricFrédéric Cuvillier||PS|
|Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research||Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research||Fioraso, GenevièveGeneviève Fioraso||PS|
|Secretary of State for the Budget||Minister of Finance and Public Accounts||Eckert, ChristianChristian Eckert||PS|
|Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumer and Social Economy and Solidarity||Minister of Finance and Public Accounts||Valérie Fourneyron (until June 3, 2014) ;
Carole Delga (since June 3, 2014)
|State Secretary for Digital Economy||Minister of Finance and Public Accounts||Lemaire, AxelleAxelle Lemaire||PS|
|Secretary of State for Veterans||Defence||Arif, KaderKader Arif||PS|
|Secretary of State for Territorial Reform||Minister of Decentralisation, State Reform and Public Service||Vallini, AndréAndré Vallini||PS|
|Secretary of State for Family, Elderly People and self||Social Affairs and Health||Rossignol, LaurenceLaurence Rossignol||PS|
|State Secretary for the Disabled||Social Affairs and Health||Neuville, SégolèneSégolène Neuville||PS|
|Secretary of State for Sports||Minister of Women's Rights, Urbanity, Youth Affairs and Sport||Braillard, ThierryThierry Braillard||PRG|
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