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Former French president Chirac released from hospital

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-19

Former French president Jacques Chirac was admitted to the American Hospital of Paris on Monday night but the matter was “absolutely not an emergency”, a member of his inner circle told AFP. He was released later that evening.

“There is absolutely no critical emergency. We think he has a serious attack of gout,” the source said shortly after the admission.

A little before 8pm Paris time, an AFP journalist saw an ambulance in front of Chirac’s home on Quai Voltaire in Paris. Two police motorcycles were also in attendance.

Last December the former president, who is now 81, was hospitalised for a week at the Pitié Salpetriére Hospital for kidney-stone surgery that was said to have been successful. In 2005 Chirac suffered a vascular incident, which has left him weakened.

He was France's president from 1995 to 2007 and twice previously served as prime minister, from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988.

He was also mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
 

Date created : 2014-02-17

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