Bernard Guy Georges Cazeneuve (French pronunciation: ; born 2 June 1963) is a French politician and lawyer who served as Prime Minister of France from December 2016 to May 2017. Born in Senlis, Cazeneuve rose to prominence with his election in 1997 as a Socialist member of the National Assembly representing the 5th constituency of the Manche department, and as Mayor of Cherbourg-Octeville in 2001.
In 2012, he was appointed Minister of State for European Affairs in the Ayrault government, and in 2013, he was named Minister of State for the Budget after the resignation of Jérôme Cahuzac. On 2 April 2014, he was appointed the 42nd Minister of the Interior in the First Valls Government, a role he retained on 27 August 2014 with the formation of the Second Valls Government. On 6 December 2016, Cazeneuve was appointed Prime Minister, after Valls resigned to concentrate on the 2017 presidential election.