Former French President Jacques Chirac dies

  • 15:10 26 September 2019

Former French President Jacques Chirac dies

Jacques Chirac, who led France from 1995 to 2007, died on Thursday, ONA reports citing Agence France Presse.

Chirac served as French prime minister twice and was mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

The politician, who joined conservative and Gaullist Rally for the Republic in seventies, known for his economic policies, based on dirigisme, allowing for state-directed investment. Chirac also opposed the American-led assault on Iraq and reducted the presidential term from 7 years to 5 through a referendum in 2000.