Chi·rac (shē-räk), Jacques René 1932-2019.
French politician who served as president (1995-2007) and previously as mayor of Paris (1977-1995) and prime minister (1974-1976 and 1986-1988). He was a strong champion of the European Union and opposed the US-led invasion (2003) of Iraq.
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