Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies from Covid-related complications

Posted by on December 2, 2020 5:45 pm
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The ex-president, 94, was known for steering the modernisation of French society during his time in office

The former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died from complications linked to Covid-19, his foundation said on Wednesday.

Giscard, who was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems. He recovered but was re-admitted in mid-November.

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