Petit ministère of 1851

The Petit ministère of 1851 governed France from 24 January 1851 to 10 April 1851 during the French Second Republic, replacing the Cabinet of Alphonse Henri d'Hautpoul. It was a compromise cabinet formed by President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte after the National Legislative Assembly had refused to accept a cabinet dominated by Bonapartists, and had no president.[1] It was replaced by the Cabinet of Léon Faucher on 10 April 1851.[2] The ministers were:[3]

Portfolio Holder Party
Head of the Ministry Eugène Rouher Bonapartist
Minister of Foreign Affairs Anatole Brénier de Renaudière Independent
Minister of the Interior Claude-Marius Vaïsse Independent
Minister of Justice Ernest de Royer Bonapartist
Minister of Finance Charles Le Bègue de Germiny Independent
Minister of Public Works Pierre Magne Bonapartist
Minister of Trade and Agricolture Eugène Schneider Independent
Minister of Education Charles Giraud Bonapartist
Minister of War Jacques Louis Randon Military
Minister of the Navy and Colonies Auguste-Nicolas Vaillant Military
Petit ministère of 1851
cabinet of France
Date formed24 January 1851
Date dissolved10 April 1851
People and organisations
Head of stateLouis Napoleon
PredecessorCabinet of Alphonse Henri d'Hautpoul
SuccessorCabinet of Léon Faucher



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