Valery Giscard d'Estaing (AP Photo / Francois Mori)

  • The former president of France, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing is dead


03 December 2020 "With Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, France has lost a statesman, Germany a friend and we have all lost a great European": Chancellor

Angela Merkel

declared this

in commemorating the death of the former French president, through the Twitter account of his spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

"I continue to be grateful to him for the conversations we had together and with my thoughts I am close to his family" continued the chancellor.


Emmanuel Macron

he will address the French this evening, at 8 pm, after the death of his predecessor Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

The Elysée announces it.

Former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing died last night at the age of 94, after testing positive for Covid-19.

In his message of condolence published by the Elysée on the day of Giscard d'Estaing's death, Macron recalled him as a "Servant of the State, a politician of progress and freedom".

"The indications he gave to France still guide our steps", "his death is a mourning for the French nation," Macron said.