Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Jacques Chirac


Related Topics

In the News (Fri 19 Jul 19)

  
  BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac's re-election as president in 2002, with a huge cross-party majority, crowned a career which saw him twice serve as prime minister.
Jacques Rene Chirac was born in 1932, the son of a bank manager who went on to become managing director of the Dassault aircraft company.
Many in France may remember Jacques Chirac as the man they chose, some of them very reluctantly, to defeat Jean-Marie Le Pen at the 2002 election, when the far-right leader reached the run-off in a shock development, at the expense of the Socialists' Lionel Jospin.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1943550.stm   (943 words)

  
  Jacques Chirac - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Jacques René Chirac (born November 29 1932 in Paris) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic.
Chirac is the grandfather of Martin Rey-Chirac by the relationship of Claude with French judoka Thierry Rey.
It is unclear whether Jacques Chirac will run for a third mandate in 2007 and, should he not run or should he fail in a re-election bid, whether he risks prosecution and jail time for the various fraudulent schemes in which he has been named.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Jacques_Chirac   (3933 words)

  
  Jacques Chirac - MSN Encarta
A conservative politician, Chirac served as prime minister from 1974 to 1976 and 1986 to 1988 and as mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.
In 1956 Chirac was drafted in the army and served in Algeria, where France was engaged in a colonial war.
Chirac received a significant boost in opinion polls following his declaration of “solidarity” with the United States after the September 11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in 2001; his supportive stance was widely echoed across France.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579889/Jacques_Chirac.html   (1757 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932 in Paris) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic.
Chirac's decision to hold a referendum was thought to have been influenced in part by the surprise announcement that the United Kingdom was to hold a vote of its own.
It is unclear whether Jacques Chirac will run for a third mandate in 2007 and, should he not run or should he fail in a re-election bid, whether he risks prosecution and jail time for the various fraudulent schemes he has been named in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jacques_Chirac   (4519 words)

  
 Corruption scandals in the Paris region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jacques Chirac was mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995 and has been named in several cases of alleged corruption and abuse, some of which have already led to felony convictions.
Chirac's foremost critic was deputy Arnaud Montebourg of the Socialist Party, who filed a motion to bring him in front of the High Court of Justice (a procedure similar to impeachment, which has never been applied).
President Jacques Chirac ordered an administration enquiry commission, composed of high-level magistrates (the vice-president of the Council of State, and the first presidents of the Court of Cassation and the Court of Auditors), to investigate the matter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corruption_scandals_in_the_Paris_region   (1861 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac was a collaborator of French Presidents Georges Pompidou in the 1960s and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in the 1970s.
Jacques Chirac ran for president in 1981 but was defeated by Mitterrand.
Chirac was finally elected president of France in 1995 but had to spend a lot of time quieting down disillusioned electorate.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/Jacques_Chirac.html   (448 words)

  
 Jacques Rene Chirac Biography
Jacques Chirac was born in Paris on November 29, 1932.
Chirac was elected mayor of Paris in 1977 and again elected as a member of the National Assembly.
Chirac was elected president of France in 1995 but has spent much of his time in office attempting to assuage an angry, disillusioned electorate.
www.iraqinews.com /people_chirac.shtml   (541 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac's decision to hold a referendum was thought to have been influenced in part by the surprise announcement that the United Kingdom was to hold a vote of its own.
Chirac became the subject of controversy the day before the International Olympic Committee was due to pick a host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
It is unclear whether Jacques Chirac will run for a third mandate in 2007 and, should he not run or should he fail in a re-election bid, whether he risks prosecution and jail time for the various fraudulent schemes he has been named in.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Jacques_Chirac   (4265 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac's first high-level post came in 1972 when he became minister of agriculture rural development under his mentor Georges Pompidou was elected president in 1969.
In 1974 Chirac was appointed minister of the As minister of the interior from March 1974 he was entrusted by President Pompidou preparations for the presidential election then scheduled 1976.
Chirac sought the presidency and ran against for a second time in 1988 but was defeated in runoff elections.
www.freeglossary.com /Jacques_Chirac   (1779 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Jacques Chirac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac was elected on a platform of tax cuts and job programmes, but his policies did little to ease the recent labour strikes during his first months in office.
Chirac's ferocious criticism of the US invasion led observers (generally speaking, US Conservatives) to believe that France had been doing business with Iraq in violation of the terms of the Gulf War embargo which may have enabled Iraq president Saddam Hussein to consolidate his power after the disastrous 1991 conflict.
Chirac was also ridiculed by US Conservatives and supporters of Tony Blair's position for pressing opposition to the Iraq invasion for the sake of positioning France as a counterweight to U.S. power, a throwback to de Gaulle's perceived anti-Americanism in the 1960s.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Jacques_Chirac   (4318 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Bernadette and Jacques Chirac have also informally adopted a boat people refugee, Anh Dao Traxel, whom they took into their home in 1979, when she was 21.
After completing officer's school, Jacques Chirac volunteered to be deployed in Algeria while the Algerian War of Independence was raging, even though his family connections would easily have allowed him to obtain a safe position away from the war.
However, as of 2005, the French government and Chirac himself have not been shown to have been involved in such hidden deals, while several private individuals are investigated in France for crimes related to the oil for food program.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/j/a/c/Jacques_Chirac_001d.html   (3743 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Jacques Chirac (born 1932) was an influential French technocrat under Presidents Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou.
Chirac entered the electoral arena in 1965, when he was elected to the municipal council of the tiny Corrèzian town of Sainte-Féréol, his family's home town.
Chirac was also appointed to a series of cabinet posts, beginning as secretary of state for social affairs in charge of employment in 1967.
www.bookrags.com /biography/jacques-chirac   (1548 words)

  
 March 12, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac and his government readily agreed to the objectively racist and anti-Semitic “requirements” of the Iraqis that “all persons of the Jewish race or the Mosaic religion” be precluded from participating in the program either in Iraq or in France.
Chirac) declared him immune from prosecution until 2007 for his role in party-funding scandals during the 1990s, there is no constraint or impediment on your organizations opening an investigation of the matters presented herein.
Chirac as engaging in a thirty year pattern and practice of unlawful proliferation of nuclear technology, the unlawful trafficking of arms and military technology, and the violation of U.N. trade sanctions imposed after the 1991 Gulf War, as well as additional U.N. sanctions relating to the so-called “oil-for-food” program.
www.judicialwatch.org /cases/95/chirac.htm   (1990 words)

  
 Jacques René Chirac — FactMonster.com
Chirac broke with Giscard in 1976, however, and assumed leadership of the neo-Gaullists as head of the newly founded Rally for the Republic.
Chirac has championed a general reduction in French military expenditures, but he has also called for the development of the military capabilities of the European Union as a counterbalance to those of the United States.
Chirac was a vocal opponent of the Bush administration's use of force in 2003 to disarm Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein from power.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0811953.html   (402 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac came to early fame when he recklessly stood up against the french population and performed the first french nuclear tests since Hiroshima on the remote islands of Ireland and Australia and once more for good measure on a moored Greenpeace boat.
Chirac is well known for his drawer full of french ticklers which he keeps handy to entertain visitors.
Chirac has long practiced Competitive Semaphore, due to his natural love for waving the white flag of surrender, and has been in the top 10 percentile assuring the fast and efficient capitulation of France should anybody ask or need.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Jacques_Chirac   (724 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac at AllExperts
Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November, 1932 in Paris) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic.
Chirac showed his more caring side, when compared to the hard nosed image his critics project of him when he and his wife Bernadette informally adopted a boat people refugee, Anh Dao Traxel, whom they took into their home in 1979, when she was 21.
After completing officer's school, Jacques Chirac volunteered to be deployed in Algeria while the Algerian War of Independence was raging, even though his family connections would easily have allowed him to obtain a safe position away from the war.
en.allexperts.com /e/j/ja/jacques_chirac.htm   (4504 words)

  
 Oxford University Press | Online Resource Centre | Jacques Chirac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chirac’s first high-level post came in 1972 when he became minister of agriculture and rural development under Pompidou, who was elected president in 1969.
Chirac’s opposition failed to prevent the US-led invasion of Iraq, which began without the explicit authorization of the UN in March 2003.
Chirac’s visit was the first state visit by a French president to Algeria since that country won its independence from France in 1962.
www.oup.com /uk/orc/bin/9780198781646/01student/biographies/jacques_chirac   (1071 words)

  
 BBC - BBC Four Profile - Jacques Chirac
Now President Jacques Chirac stands centre stage himself, waves goodbye to the franc and finds himself firmly in the eye of the ever-brewing federal storm.
Chirac was defeated by the veteran socialist Francois Mitterand in the 1981 presidential elections, and watched helplessly as the man nicknamed Dieu - God, enjoyed the full extent of his powers.
It is never obvious on what side of the fence Chirac is going to stand, and his decisions often surprise.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/documentaries/profile/profile_jacques_chirac.shtml   (551 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac is the President of France, butt of jokes, a suspected crook, and very popular with the French people.
Chirac was the mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, and Prime Minister of France from 1974-76 and again from 1986-88.
Chirac is implicated in several major scandals, but as President of France he's immune from prosecution until he leaves office.
www.nndb.com /people/649/000023580   (437 words)

  
 The Big Question: Has Jacques Chirac's presidency been a complete disaster for France? - Independent Online Edition > ...
President Chirac is said to cling to a desperate belief that the French bourgeoisie might still turn to him to save France from Ségolène Royal, who is not only a socialist but (choc, horreur) a woman.
Chirac was elected, at his third attempt, in 1995.
Jacques Chirac will always be remembered abroad for having had the guts and foresight to resist the American-British invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
news.independent.co.uk /europe/article2108168.ece   (1125 words)

  
 Newsvine - jacques-chirac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jacques Chirac's potential successors — including the head of his own party, Nicolas Sarkozy —; are racing to distance themselves from the French president's legacy that critics say is marred by economic stagnation and unfulfilled promises.
Jacques Chirac, admired and scorned during 12 years as France's president, announced Sunday he will not seek a third term in elections this spring — a widely expected move given his low popularity, his age and a conservative rival who has siphoned off his political base.
President Jacques Chirac on Monday scrapped a controversial part of a youth labor law that triggered massive protests and strikes, bowing to intense pressure from students and unions and dealing a blow to his loyal premier in a bid to end the crisis.
www.newsvine.com /jacques-chirac   (1825 words)

  
 Jacques Chirac
French President Jacques Chirac delivered a speech that was sharply critical of U.S. policy.
"Chirac yesterday repeated his demand that the UN be given a 'significant and operational role' in running the country.
French President Jacques Chirac yesterday accused Israel of "destroying what is left of the Palestinian Authority" by launching military strikes targeting the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
nths.newtrier.k12.il.us /library/teacher_assignments/MiddleEast/jacques_chirac.htm   (1351 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.