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Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86

by 27 September 2019 Last updated at 10:25 AM

VTV.vn - France's former president Jacques Chirac has passed away on Thurday at the age of 86.

In an announcement by his family, the second-longest serving leader of France is said to die peacefully surrounded by family members. Born in November 29th, 1932 in Paris, Jacques Chirac served two terms as president and twice as PM, and took France into the single European currency. The former president won widespread support for his fierce opposition to French involvement in the Iraq War in 2003. EU leaders expressed condolence and paid tribute to the late president.

France's former president Jacques Chirac has passed away on Thurday at the age of 86. In an announcement by his family, the second-longest serving leader of France is said to die peacefully surrounded by family members. Born in November 29th, 1932 in Paris, Jacques Chirac served two terms as president and twice as PM, and took France into the single European currency. The former president won widespread support for his fierce opposition to French involvement in the Iraq War in 2003. EU leaders expressed condolence and paid tribute to the late president.

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