Tributes from political figures pour in for Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

France is mourning former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who died Wednesday, aged 94 after contacting Covid-19. ‘Giscard’, as he was known, was in office during only one term, from 1974 to 1981, but his political impact was big, as he legalized abortion, pushed for European integration and modernized French society. Tributes are still pouring in from across the French political spectrum and even beyond.