• Hervé Berville replaces Justine Benin as Secretary of State for the Sea in the government of Elisabeth Borne.

  • The LREM deputy was re-elected two weeks ago in the second round of the legislative elections, in the 2nd constituency of Côtes-d'Armor.

  • A Tutsi oprhelin, he was evacuated from Rwanda by the French army in 1994, before being adopted by a Breton family.

A Breton to manage maritime affairs.

LREM MP for the second constituency of Côtes-d'Armor (Dinan), Hervé Berville has just been appointed Secretary of State for the Sea in the new government of Elisabeth Borne, which has just been unveiled on Monday.

He will report directly to the Prime Minister.

Hervé Berville succeeds Justine Benin (MoDem), who had to leave her post after her defeat in the second round of the legislative elections in Guadeloupe.

The Breton deputy had for his part managed to retain his seat as a deputy, being re-elected with 55.83% of the vote, beating the Nupes candidate Bruno Ricard.

Aged 32, Hervé Berville is a graduate of the Lille Institute of Political Studies and the London School of Economics.

He had been involved, since 2015, with young people with Macron before becoming the referent of En Marche!

in the Côtes-d'Armor and to be elected deputy in 2017.

Evacuated from Rwanda then adopted by a Breton family

Its history intertwines between Rwanda and France.

Born in Kigali in 1990, this Tutsi child lost his parents very young.

He had been evacuated, like other children, by the French army at the start of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, before being adopted by a family from Côtes-d'Armor.

In April 2019, he returned to his native country as the official representative of President Macron for the commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda.

Since then, he has been involved in the National Assembly on development aid issues.

In particular, he sent a report to the Prime Minister on the modernization of development aid in 2018. Last year, Hervé Berville was also the rapporteur for a bill to reform French development aid, with resources reinforced and refocused on eighteen African countries and Haiti.


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