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Former French President Giscard d’Estaing dies of COVID19 complications

Giscard was elected president in 1974 at the age of 48 to become France’s youngest postwar leader.

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Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing,94, passed away due to Covid-19 complications it emerged on Thursday.

Valery Giscard d’Estaing is regarded as the president who led France into the modern era and was a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s.

Giscard’s foundation said he passed away in his family home in the Loir-et-Cher region of central France. He had been admitted to hospital in September with respiratory complications and was hospitalized again in mid-November.

“His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of COVID-19,” the family said in a statement sent to the AFP news agency.

It further added that his funeral would be strictly private according to his wishes.

Giscard, who was France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, became the youngest person elected in the 20th century at the age of 48.

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