Foreign Affairs
Death of Jacques Chirac – former President of France

The death has been announced of Jacques Chirac who served for 12 years as the President of France.

He died aged 86 after suffering health problems for several years.

He suffered a stroke in 2005 and in the following years no longer made public speeches because of memory problems.

Chirac will be best remembered for his opposition of the invasion of Iraq by the United States in 2003 and the reduction of the Presidential term from seven years to five.

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