The Oasis Reporters
December 6, 2020
President Emmanuel Macron’s: ” Valéry Giscard d’Estaing Transformed France “
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing a transformé la France. pic.twitter.com/jWZMidALcm— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 3, 2020
Macron pays tribute to a well regarded president who has passed on:
Hommage au Président Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.https://t.co/sXYBW3cYoG— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 3, 2020
Widely known as a ‘reformist’ president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died at 94. In his days, he made a broadcast to his people that France needed to change, or perish. And he set everything in motion to reform the republic.
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing made divorce very easy, such that no one needed to tell lies against the other, just to score cheap points and hasten divorce.
By mutual consent, marriage partners can divorce.
Emmanuel Macron has given a televised address to the nation, paying tribute to late former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing from the Élysée Palace, Paris on December 3, 2020.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a TV address on Thursday evening that France would pay tribute to the late president
There would be a national day of mourning next Wednesday, December 9 for the centrist former head of state, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
Giscard d’Estaing governed for a single seven-year term from 1974 to 1981, when France made great strides in nuclear power, high-speed train travel and legalised abortion. The youthful statesman placed Paris at the heart of Europe in a post-war partnership with Germany and paved the way for the creation of the G7 group of world powers.
“His legacy of modernity will remain,” Macron said. “You can be certain that I will do everything, together with you, to keep that flame of progress and optimism alive.”
Addressing the nation on television, Macron explained that the former leader and his family had, “out of modesty”, expressed the wish that he not receive a national homage upon his passing.
“Next February 2, the day of his birth, a solemn homage will be organised at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,” Macron added.
Giscard d’Estaing will be laid to rest in “strict intimacy” on Saturday in the village of Authon where he last lived, some 200 kilometres southwest of Paris, his family said.
Additional reporting: (FRANCE 24 with AFP)