“Valéry Giscard d’Estaing handed away on Wednesday, December 2, at his household’s dwelling in Loir-et-Cher. His well being had deteriorated and he died of COVID-19. In accordance with his want, the funeral will happen within the strictest household intimacy “, declares the communiqué of his household, quoted by AFP.

Certainly one of his final public appearances occurred on September 30, 2019, throughout the funeral in Paris of President Jacques Chirac, who served as prime minister throughout his time period in 1974-1976.

Throughout his tenure, till 1981, he carried out actions to modernize the nation, enacting essential social reforms comparable to legalizing abortion or decreasing the fitting to vote at 18 years previous. He was additionally the primary non-Gaullist president of the Fifth Republic, after the long-lasting Basic de Gaulle and his political inheritor Georges Pompidou.

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing served a single time period, being defeated within the 1981 election by the socialist François Mitterrand. The latter died in 1996, in order that solely two of France’s former presidents are nonetheless alive: Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

The youngest president (48 years previous) of the Fifth Republic on the time of his election in 1974, center-right politician Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, had been hospitalized a number of instances in current months for coronary heart issues.

In 1975, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing arrange the annual summit of essentially the most industrialized nations, which later turned the G8.