China News Service, December 3 (AFP) According to AFP, the former French President Giscar Destin passed away on December 2. President Macron expressed condolences on the 3rd and said Destin’s 7 years in power "changed France." .
According to reports, Macron said in a statement, “The direction he set for France still guides us... His death mourns the whole country.” He also described Destin as “a public servant of the country, progressive and free politician".
According to previous media reports, during the meeting on the evening of the 2nd local time, the French National Assembly announced the news of Destin's death and observed a minute of silence.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande respectively issued statements on social media expressing condolences on Destin's death.
Late on December 2, local time, Destin died at his home in the Loire region "accompanied by his family" at the age of 94.
The Destin Foundation stated that he died of a disease related to the new coronavirus.
In the past few months, he has been hospitalized many times for heart problems.
Valery Giscar Destin served as President of France from 1974 to 1981. During his tenure as President of France, he is believed to have promoted the modernization of French society.
Destin supported the European integration process in his later years. He served as the chairman of the European Constitutional Committee and participated in the drafting of the "European Constitution Treaty", so he was also known as the "Father of the European Constitution.