Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP
Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP

Ex-French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing dies of Covid-19 at 94

  • The former leader had been in hospital several times recently for heart problems, and died surrounded by his family
  • Giscard is remembered for his radical reform drive which included the legalisation of abortion, the liberalisation of divorce and lowering the voting age to 18

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Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP
Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing attends the debate of the new European constitution in Berlin in May 2005. Photo: AP
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