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Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86

Published: September 26, 2019 16:24:51 | Updated: September 26, 2019 21:06:27


Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86.

Mr Chirac served two terms as French president and took his country into the single European currency, reports BBC.

One of his major political reforms was to cut the presidential term of office from seven to five years.

He was seen as the focus of opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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