Hollande names Bernard Cazeneuve as new French PM

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Paris : French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday appointed Bernard Cazeneuve, the former Interior Minister, as the new Prime Minister, replacing Manuel Valls, media reported.

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The Elysee Palace’s announcement of Cazeneuve’s appointment came minutes after Valls left the President’s office where he handed in his resignation to Hollande, Efe news agency reported.

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“Manuel Valls has resigned and the President has appointed Bernard Cazeneuve as the new Prime Minister,” a spokeswoman for the Elysee said.

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