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Death of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Publié le March 6, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, March 6, 2013

The President, M. François Hollande, extends his most heartfelt condolences to the Venezuelan people following the death of Mr Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who, as Head of State since 1999, had a profound impact on his country’s history.

Beyond his temperament and approach, which not everyone shared, the late President expressed an undeniable determination to fight for justice and development. I am convinced Venezuela will be able to get through this testing time democratically and peacefully./.