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Former French President in hospital with lung infection

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Former French President in hospital with lung infection

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Former French President Jacques Chirac has been repatriated from Morocco to be treated for an acute lung infection.

The 83-year-old former head of state “will remain in hospital for the next few days”, his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told the French news agency, AFP.

Chirac is reportedly being treated at the La Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris.

It is understood he will remain in hospital for the next few days.





Messages of support



“I am thinking tender thoughts of Jacques Chirac. With all my heart, I hope he gets over this illness and makes a complete recovery,” – former Prime Minister Alain Juppe.



“I am thinking of Jacques Chirac. I wish him a speedy recovery,” – former president Nicolas Sarkozy.



“It is poignant to think that this man who once scaled the heights of power and responsibility should endure the effects of illness and old age,” – president of MODEM, Francois Bayrou.

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