Former French President Jacques Chirac died on September 26 at the age of 86.
Chirac is known as one of the most important political figures in France for more than 30 years. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is deeply frustrated by his death and describes Europe as a great politician.
The Chirac family said that the former French president died on the morning of September 26, local time, accompanied by his family. The National Assembly of the French National Assembly suspended a minute of silence after announcing his death.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed frustration and described Europe as a great politician.
From 1995 to 2007, Chirac served as the president of two French presidents. He changed the term of the president from seven years to five years and made France use the unified currency euro. He served as the mayor of Paris for nearly 20 years, during which he had a lot of time. For example, during his visit to the Paris Metro in 1980, he was stuck in the ticket because he was not familiar with the operation. He chose to jump when he was 1.89 meters tall. Pass the gate.
In terms of foreign policy, he also strived to enhance France’s position on the international stage. In 2003, he strongly opposed the US invasion of Iraq. Not only did he increase his prestige in the hearts of the people, but he also aroused national pride.
Have been involved in corruption scandals
After Chirac retired, his health deteriorated. The local media pointed out that he suffered a stroke in 2005 and has rarely made public appearances in recent years. His wife said in 2014 that her husband has a memory disorder and will not make a public speech.
But Chirac was not without scandals. During his tenure as mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, he was accused of corruption and fabricated government positions to pay for his party members, involving 1.4 million euros.
He later became president and has not been investigated by law. In 2011, the court sentenced him to misappropriation of public funds and damages credibility. The sentence was suspended for two years and was the first French head of state to be convicted since 1945.