Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

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Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
20th President of France
Co-Prince of Andorra
In office
27 May 1974 – 21 May 1981
Prime Minister Jacques Chirac
Raymond Barre
Preceded by Alain Poher (Acting)
Succeeded by François Mitterrand
President of the Regional Council of Auvergne
In office
21 March 1986 – 2 April 2004
Preceded by Maurice Pourchon
Succeeded by Pierre-Joël Bonté
Minister of Finance
In office
29 June 1969 – 27 May 1974
Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Pierre Messmer
Preceded by François-Xavier Ortoli
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Fourcade
In office
19 January 1962 – 8 January 1966
Prime Minister Michel Debré
Georges Pompidou
Preceded by Wilfrid Baumgartner
Succeeded by Michel Debré
Personal details
Born Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing
2 February 1926 (1926-02-02) (age 88)
Koblenz, Germany
Political party National Centre of Independents and Peasants (Before 1962)
Independent Republicans (1962–1977)
Republican Party (1977–1995)
Popular Party for French Democracy (1995–1997)
Liberal Democracy (1997–1998)
Union for French Democracy (1998–2002)
Other political
affiliations
Union for French Democracy (1978–1998)
Spouse(s) Anne-Aymone Sauvage de Brantes (1952–present)
Children Valérie-Anne
Henri
Louis
Jacinte
Alma mater Polytechnic School
National School of the Administration, Strasbourg
Religion Roman Catholicism
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Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing (French pronunciation: [valeʁi ʒiskaʁ dɛstɛ̃]; born 2 February 1926) is a French centrist politician. He is a member of the Constitutional Council of France.[1] He served as President of France from 1974 until 1981.

He was born in Koblenz, Germany. d'Estaing once made-up a story about him having an affair with Diana, Princess of Wales.[2]

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