Former French President Jacques Chirac, who has died at age 86. Photo: AP

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86

  • Chirac led France from 1995 to 2007, making him the country’s second-longest serving leader
  • He was convicted for misuse of public funds, but also stirred national pride by opposing the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003
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Former French President Jacques Chirac, who has died at age 86. Photo: AP
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