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Jacques Chirac, ex-president of France passes on

Jacques Chirac the longest-serving President of France has died at his home on Thursday.

Moments of silence have already been observed at the French National Assembly terming him a great leader.

Jacques Chirac is famously known for leading France into a single European currency during his rule between 1995 and 2007.

Various leader at the assembly has not only described him as a great leader but also as a friend.

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The leaders include former French President Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy.

French Media stations have in the meantime playing back to back videos of Chirac to remind the country how valuable he was.

Chirac did not only serve as a President but also as a Prime Minister and having formed his very own political party.

Jacques Chirac history

The former President was born in 1932 before becoming the president between1995-2007.

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He also served as the country’s Prime Minister before he was hit with various corruption allegations.

Between 2005 and 2014 he suffered stroke and memory problems that led to his absence from making public speeches.

Chirac was also vocal against the proposed Presidential term of seven years calling for five-year tenure in office.

He also disagreed with some security calls following the country’s involvement in the war in Iraq.

Slavian Mwangecho
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