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Former French President in hospital with lung infection

Former French President in hospital with lung infection
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By Catherine Hardy with AFP, REUTERS
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83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.

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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.

Jacques Chirac rapatrié dans la nuit du Maroc et hospitalisé à Paris https://t.co/JXoJi0CWYb

— Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) September 18, 2016

Messages of support

Je pense affectueusement à Jacques Chirac. Je lui souhaite de tout cœur de vaincre son mal et de se rétablir très vite.

— Alain Juppé (@alainjuppe) September 18, 2016

“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.

Je pense en ce moment à Jacques #Chirac. Je lui souhaite de se rétablir au plus vite. -NS

— Nicolas Sarkozy (@NicolasSarkozy) September 18, 2016

“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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