Hospitalized in Tours since mid-November, former President of the Republic Valéry Giscard d'Estaing is dead, Europe 1 has learned. The former head of state from 1974 to 1981, who died of the Covid, was old 94 years old.

On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the memory of his predecessor Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died Wednesday, greeting a head of state whose "seven-year term transformed France".

"The directions he had given to France still guide our steps. Servant of the State, politician of progress and freedom, his death is a mourning for the French nation", adds Emmanuel Macron in a long message of condolence communicated by the Elysee.