Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94

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The ex-president, who was head of state from 1974 to 1981, and who died after after contracting Covid-19, was known for steering the modernisation of French society during his time in office.

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The former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19, reports The Guardian.