Report: Former French president Giscard d'Estaing dies aged 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died at the age of 94, French news agency AFP reported late Wednesday citing sources close to him.The liberal Giscard d’Estaing was president of France from 1974 until 1981. His aristocratic manner earned him the reputation of being cool and technocratic.After losing the 1981 presidential election to socialist Francois Mitterrand, he long harboured hopes of returning to the Elysee Palace until realizing he did not have the support he needed.A pro-EU centrist who worked together with Germany’s former chancellor Helmut Schmidt, the two formed …

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