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Jacques Chirac

Jacques René Chirac is a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. He previously served as Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988 (making him the only person to hold the position of Prime Minister twice under the Fifth Republic), and as Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.
After completing his studies of the DEA's degree at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and the École nationale d'administration (ENA), Chirac began his career as a high-level civil servant, and soon entered politics. He subsequently occupied various senior positions, including Minister of Agriculture, Minister of the Interior, Prime Minister, Mayor of Paris, and finally President of the French Republic.
In the 1970s he advocated a French welfare model, in the 1980s he was briefly supportive of liberal economics, and in the 1990s and 2000s he embraced a soft-left, statist, instinctively anti-capitalist politics. In foreign policy, he was known for anti-Americanism and allying with leaders such as Vladimir Putin. He was elected in 1995 after campaigning on a platform of healing the "social rift" (fracture sociale). After less statist policy when he was Prime minister (1986–1988), he changed his method. Then, his economic policies, based on ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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François Hollande se transforme-t-il en Jacques Chirac ?
2014-07-08
Chefs de l'Etat rapidement mis en difficulté dans les sondages d'opinion peu après leur accession à l'Elysée, leurs mandats ont tous deux étaient marqués par des rumeurs précoces de dissolution, concrétisée par Jacques Chirac en 1997 et auxquelles doit ...
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  1. Pourquoi la popularité d'un chef de l'État remonte toujours l'été

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Sarkozy down but not out
2014-07-08
Sarkozy's predecessor, Jacques Chirac, served a two-year suspended sentence for corruption dating back to when he was mayor of Paris. Alain Juppé, Chirac's first prime minister, was convicted of diverting public money to political purposes, although he ...
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    Gaddafi, L'Oreal and 'trading favours' - can nothing, not even an arrest, sink ...
    2014-07-07
    Sarkozy stepped into the middle of the standoff, negotiating unarmed with the gunman, offering to come in if the children were released, which they were. People – and Jacques Chirac, the then Gaullist leader – took note. The bling issue still hadn't ...
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      Quand Benoît Duquesne poursuivait Jacques Chirac à moto
      2014-07-04
      Alors que Jacques Chirac salue la foule à bord de sa CX Prestige, le journaliste l'interpelle mais le nouveau président refuse de s'exprimer. La course-poursuite reprend de plus belle et Benoît Duquesne commente chaque étape du parcours du nouveau ...
      (TVMag)
      1. Le journaliste TV, Benoît Duquesne, est décédé
      2. Le journaliste de France 2 Benoît Duquesne est mort
      3. Benoît Duquesne : ses plus grands faits d'armes (VIDEOS)

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      French Premier Defends Sarkozy Probe
      2014-07-02
      A French court convicted his predecessor, Jacques Chirac, in 2011 of embezzlement and breach of public trust, handing him a suspended prison sentence. Mr. Sarkozy was already put under a formal investigation on suspicions he might have abused the ...
      (Wall Street Journal)
      1. French Ex-President Investigated in Corruption Probe
      2. [Newsmaker] French ex-leader charged with corruption
      3. Sarkozy comeback dream torpedoed by corruption charges

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      Can Nicolas Sarkozy bounce back yet again?
      2014-07-02
      His mentor in politics, Jacques Chirac, was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for embezzlement. On learning the news, my first reaction was: which of the six Sarkozy-related scandals is it this time? We need a little recap here. You may ...
      (The Guardian)
      1. Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption: prosecutors
      2. Sarkozy held in corruption probe

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      Sarkozy Is in Police Custody—and Still More Popular than France's Current ...
      2014-07-01
      Potential rightist candidates could include François Fillon, who was prime minister under Sarkozy but has a chilly relationship with him, and Alain Juppé, who served as Sarkozy's foreign minister and was prime minister under former President Jacques ...
      (Businessweek)
      1. Ex-president Sarkozy detained in French corruption probe linked to campaign ...

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      Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Held for Questioning
      2014-07-01
      This would appear to be the first time a former French President has been held in police custody, even though Sarkozy's predecessor, Jacques Chirac, was convicted in 2011 on embezzlement charges incurred when he was the mayor of Paris years earlier.
      (TIME)
      1. Sarkozy Detained in French Corruption Probe
      2. Former French President Sarkozy Detained in Corruption Probe
      3. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy taken into custody and quizzed in ...

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      Sarkozy held in French influence-peddling probe
      2014-07-01
      French judges have in recent years shown their readiness to go after former leaders with their successful pursuit of Sarkozy's predecessor as president, Jacques Chirac. Chirac was convicted in 2011 on corruption charges related to his time as mayor of ...
      (Channel News Asia)
      1. Nicolas Sarkozy 'held for questioning' by police
      2. Nicolas Sarkozy detained for questioning over alleged corruption
      3. Former French president Sarkozy held for questioning

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