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Jacques Chirac was a presence on the French political scene for more than 50 years with a career that included two presidential terms, two stints as prime minister and nearly two decades as mayor of Paris. Chirac was also well known overseas, having formed close ties with many African, Asian and Middle Eastern leaders during his long tenure. Concerned about France’s declining influence in the world, he also helped spearhead the creation of French news channel FRANCE 24.