A statement release from the Elysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Giscard d’Estaing’s “lifetime devoted to the service of the French people” and praised his seven-year presidency as one that “transformed France.”
The President who modernised France’: political leaders remember Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was covid positive.
Former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing died Wednesday from complications linked to Covid-19.
Former French president Valery #Giscard d’Estaing died aged 94 as a result of contracting Covid-19, his family said. “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid”, the family said adding that his funeral would be a private event.
French National Assembly and Senate held a minute of silence, and tributes poured in from across the political spectrum.