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Jacques Chirac

Former president of France

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Jacques Chirac: Former president of France
Jacques René Chirac was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. Chirac was previously the Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, as well as the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.


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France bids farewell to ex-president Chirac

A coffin bearing the body of former French president Jacques Chirac, who died last week, received a solemn send-off on Monday from a military honor guard and a band playing Chopin's Funeral March.
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Jacques Chirac: Huge queues in Paris as France pays tribute

Thousands pay their respects as the former president lies in state on a day of national mourning.
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World leaders gather for funeral of France's Jacques Chirac

About 30 foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, gathered on Monday in the French capital for the funeral of former president Jacques Chirac, who died last week aged 86.
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Former French president Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86

Former President Jacques Chirac, a political chameleon who dominated French politics for decades in roles ranging from mayor of Paris to the second-longest serving leader of the nation, died on..
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'Chameleon Bonaparte' Chirac dominated French politics for decades

Former French President Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86, dominated French politics for decades and stirred national pride with his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Former French President Chirac has died, confirms son-in-law

Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at the age of 86, Chirac's son-in-law told Reuters on Thursday.
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