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LIVE: Macron pays tribute to his predecessor Chirac

Ludovic Marin, AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference after the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 24, 2019.

French President Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to his august predecessor Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday at 86. Watch FRANCE 24's live coverage of Macron's speech.

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France will hold a national day of mourning on Monday for former president Jacques Chirac, with a requiem mass at the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, the office of President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.

Well-wishers will also be able to offer condolences at the Élysée Palace beginning at 9:00pm (1900 GMT) on Thursday until Sunday, the presidency said.

Click on the video player above to watch FRANCE 24's live coverage.

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