Former French President hospitalised for lung infection

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) Former French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalised for a lung infection, his family said on Sunday.

President of France between 1995 and 2007, Chirac was admitted to the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital here early on Sunday, and was expected to be there for a few days for medical treatment, Efe news agency reported.

Chirac had earlier returned to France on-board an airplane belonging to the royal family of Morocco, where he was spending his summer vacation in the city of Agadir.

The 83-year-old left the political scene due to health issues after he suffered a stroke in 2005 during his second term.

–IANS

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