Former French President Giscard d'Estaing died due to covid effects
3 December 2020, 13:55
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At 95, Valerie Giscard d'Estaing died. The politician's family reported that he died from the effects of the coronavirus.

The news of the death of the former French leader was confirmed by radio Europe 1.

D'Estaing was admitted to hospital for a diagnosed pulmonary infection in September. According to sources from La Parisien, he was being treated at the hospital. Georges Pompidou in Paris. Then he was admitted to the hospital again on 15 November. He entered the cardiology department, while he himself declared "heart failure". On November 20, the politician was discharged and returned to his residence in the city of Othon.

Let us recall that he served as President of France since 1981. Under him, large state projects were launched, including the construction of high-speed railways and new nuclear power plants. In addition, under d'Estaing, abortion was legalized and the divorce procedure was simplified, as well as the voting age was lowered.