Points to Remember:
- Former French President Jacques Chirac passed away aged 86.
- He served as President for two terms spanning 12 years between 1995-2007 and had twice served as the Prime Minister of the country.
- One of Chirac’s political reforms was to cut the presidential term of office from 7 years to 5 years.
- Chirac will be remembered internationally for leading France’s strong opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
- France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches.
- Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower.
- President: Emmanuel Macron
- Capital: Paris
- Currencies: Euro, CFP franc
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Name the former French president who passed away recently? Jacques Chirac
- Jacques Chirac who died recently was the former President of which nation? France