The announcement of the death of Marielle de Sarnez, which occurred on January 13, moved the entire political class. The former minister was buried on Monday. His daughter Justine Augier, François Bayrou and other personalities attended the sad event.
It was at the Saint-Sulpice church, located rue Palatine in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, that a funeral mass was celebrated before the burial of Marielle de Sarnez. His daughter Justine Augier (born from her marriage to Philippe Augier, current mayor of Deauville) and several political figures went there to bid farewell to the former MEP, who died of leukemia. Among these guests, François Bayrou, of whom Marielle was the right arm, the former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, who came to honor the memory of his former Minister of European Affairs, and the former president of the National Assembly François de Rugy, masks on the face, have made a low-key arrival.
The former Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, the president of the Ile-de-France regional council Valerie Pécresse as well as the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo also traveled to pay tribute to the missing politician. The guests of this moment of contemplation bowed before the wooden coffin of Marielle de Sarnez, which entered the Saint-Sulpice church thanks to four bearers.
Marielle de Sarnez was 69 years old. She succumbed to leukemia at the Pitié-Salpétrière hospital, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The news of his death moved political figures of all stripes, starting with François Bayrou. “Here is the extra day. Marielle, so talented and so courageous, Marielle de Sarnez has just left. Our grief is immense
The President of the Republic also had a word for the deceased: “A tireless craftswoman from the center, passionate fighter for Europe, Marielle de Sarnez passed away this evening. France is losing a very talented political leader. We are losing a friend.“Its Prime Minister, Jean Castex, also spoke.”It is loyalty to her commitments that Marielle de Sarnez drew her strength to modernize our democracy and defend a certain idea of Europe. His fights will also remain ours more than ever“, he underlined.
At the time of her death, Marielle de Sarnez was a Member of Parliament for Paris (11th constituency) and chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.