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Giscard d'Estaing, Valéry Syllabification: Gis·card d'Es·taing, Valéry
Pronunciation: /ZHēˈskärdeˈstaNG/

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( 1926-), French statesman; president 1974–81. As secretary of state for finance 1959–62 and finance minister 1962–66 under President Charles de Gaulle, he was responsible for the policies that formed the basis for France’s economic growth. He was a member of the European Parliament 1989–93 and was leader of the center-right Union pour la démocratie française from 1988.

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