Deputy Foreign Minister and former Foreign Minister Mariel de Sárnez has died, he announced MoDem and Chairman of the High Commissioner for Planning Francois Bayouer for AFP. Aged 69, he was suffering from leukemia.
“Wednesday 13 January 2021. It is an extra day here. Marielle, so talented and so courageous, Marielle de Sarnese has just left. Our grief is immense, ”he wrote on Twitter.
Appointed Minister of European Affairs on the arrival of Emanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace, he resigned in June 2017 following the opening of an investigation into the case of parliamentary assistants. She was still a Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly.
“A woman of punishment”
On the right and left, various political figures paid tribute to him: he was greeted by Clemente Buené, the Secretary of State in charge of European affairs “A member of Europe, a woman of great courage”.
“Marild de Sarnes was our sister Referred to former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Rufferin. A vibrant intelligence, she was a woman of conviction with ease in political complexity. His vocal character somehow weakened a warm generosity. “
“Mariel de Sarnes had militant energy, political courage and a European passion. I wholeheartedly share the grief of his family and friends ”, The head of negotiations with the United Kingdom on Brexit, wrote Michel Barnier.
“Mariel de Sarnes was a woman of strong convictions, always intelligent and relevant. We did not share the same views, but I deeply respected him and always listened to him with his interest ”, Commented Deputy La France insoumise Alexis Corbière.
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