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Bernard Cazeneuve named French PM after Valls quits: Official

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned.

Published: 06th December 2016 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2016 02:10 PM   |  A+A-

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This file photo taken on July 26, 2016 shows French President Francois Hollande (R) and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) on July 26, 2016 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. | AFP

By AFP

PARIS: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in the presidential election, the presidency said.

Cazeneuve, who has overseen the security forces' reaction to a string of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people in France over the past two years, will take control of the Socialist government until legislative elections in June.

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