Jacques Chirac, former French president has died. He died today at the age of 86.
Chirac whose later years were clouded by corruption scandals served two terms as French president and took his country into a single European currency.
One of his major political reforms during his time as president was to cut the presidential term from seven to five years.
He opposed the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
“President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law told AFP.