France bids farewell to 'great and good' ex-PM Rocard

At Paris ceremony President Hollande praised Rocard, premier for 3 years from 1988, as a 'brilliant intellectual' and 'citizen in awe of the world'. 

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France bade farewell on Thursday to former Socialist prime minister Michel Rocard with President François Hollande praising him as "great and good" during a somber ceremony at Les Invalides in Paris, reports The Daily Star of Lebanon.