The former President of the Republic, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, left the CHU Trousseau in Tours on Friday, where he had been hospitalized since Sunday evening. According to his entourage, the former head of state joined his Authon property in Loir-et-Cher.
Aged 94, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who had been staying since the start of confinement in this country residence, had been admitted to the cardiology department of the Tours hospital for “heart failure”.
The former head of state (1974-1981) was still “a little tired” to go out on Thursday, but he now has “a good voice,” said his cabinet, who spoke to him on the phone on Friday.
Already hospitalization in September
The former president had been evacuated Sunday by helicopter by the Samu, but “there was no criterion of gravity” at the time of his assumption of responsibility, had reported the president of the departmental council of Loir-et-Cher Nicolas Perruchot .
His wife Anne-Aymone saw him several times during the week.
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was hospitalized for a few days in mid-September at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris for a slight infection in the lungs. Doctors had, however, ruled out a coronavirus infection.
Placement of stents
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who celebrated his 94th birthday on February 2, has already been hospitalized in Pompidou, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, in cardiology several times a few years ago for the placement of stents.
Youngest president of the Fifth Republic when he was elected in 1974, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing had made one of his last public appearances on September 30, 2019 during the funeral in Paris of another President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac , who was its Prime Minister from 1974 to 1976.
He was also talked about in May, targeted by a sexual assault investigation after a complaint from a German journalist. The latter accused him of having touched her buttocks during an interview more than a year earlier.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr