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    Former French president Jacques Chirac has died at the age of 86.

    The former leader was a centre-right politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007.

    His son in law, Frederic Salat-Baroux, said: ‘President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully.’

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    Chirac served two terms as French president and took his country into the single European currency.

    One of his major political reforms was to cut the presidential term of office from seven to five years.

    His later years were marred with political scandal and in 2011 a Paris court declared Chirac guilty of diverting public funds and abusing public confidence and gave him a two-year suspended prison sentence.

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