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US News Macron will address the French at 8 p.m. to pay tribute to Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

15:50  03 december  2020
15:50  03 december  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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PARIS (Sputnik) – French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his condolences over the death of the country's former leader, Valery Giscard d ' Estaing , the presidential press service said in a statement.

Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d ' Estaing (UK: /ˌʒiːskɑːr dɛˈstæ̃/, US: /ʒɪˌskɑːr -/, French : [valeʁi ʒiskaʁ dɛstɛ̃] (listen); 2 February 1926 – 2 December 2020), also known as Giscard or VGE

Emmanuel Macron will address the French on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. to pay tribute to Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died Wednesday at the age of 94 years old.

  Macron s’adressera aux Français à 20 heures pour rendre hommage à Valéry Giscard d'Estaing © Jacques Witt / SIPA

His interview with Brut postponed for 24 hours, the head of state will still speak on Thursday. At 8 p.m., he will address the French to pay tribute to Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the Elysee said, according to AFP.

The former President of the Republic died on Wednesday at the age of 94 from the coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to him in a press release, then by posting on Twitter, a photo of him, with the French flag in the background.

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Valery Giscard d ’ Estaing , a former president of France who set European monetary union in motion, fathered the first draft of the European Union’s Constitution and helped create the Group of Eight forum, has died. He was 94. A spokeswoman for the office of the French presidency confirmed his death via

- Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 3, 2020
His "seven-year term transformed France"

In a statement communicated by the Elysee on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, Emmanuel Macron greeted the memory of his predecessor, a Head of State whose "seven years transformed France". “The directions he gave to France still guide our steps. Servant of the State, politician of progress and freedom, his death is a mourning for the French nation, "he wrote in this long message of condolence.

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