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Former French president Jacques Chirac has died: family

Portrait of the French President Jacques Chirac at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 9, 1996| Gerard FOUET / AFP

ParisFrance, Sep 26 – Former French president Jacques Chirac, a centre-right politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007, has died, his family told AFP on Thursday. He was 86.

“President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told AFP.

Picture taken on October 23, 1993 at New York showing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) and his French counterpart Jacques Chirac during their meeting.
Jacques DEMARTHON / AFP

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