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France's Former First Lady Dies

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Danielle Mitterrand in 2005 (Photo: Kenji-Baptiste Oikawa/Wiki Commons)

Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of former French President Francois Mitterrand, has died at the age of 87.

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Mrs Mitterrand had been admitted to Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris after suffering from respiratory problems on Friday.

She was put in an artificial coma on Sunday and died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Francois Mitterrand led the Socialist party and served two terms as president of France, from 1981 to 1995.

Marco Werman talks with French political journalist Anne-Elisabeth Moutet about the life of France's former first lady.

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