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Former French President Jacques Chirac hospitalized

French ex-president Jacques Chirac (C) arrives to attend the award ceremony of the Jacques Chirac Foundation on November 21, 2014 at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. At left, Junior minister for European Affairs Harlem Desir and French Junior Minister for Higher Education and Research Genevieve Fioraso. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP / POOL / PATRICK KOVARIK

French ex-president Jacques Chirac (C) arrives to attend the award ceremony of the Jacques Chirac Foundation on November 21, 2014 at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. At left, Junior minister for European Affairs Harlem Desir and French Junior Minister for Higher Education and Research Genevieve Fioraso. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP / POOL / PATRICK KOVARIK

PARIS — Former French President Jacques Chirac has been admitted to a Paris hospital for a pulmonary infection, his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux said Sunday.

Salat-Baroux said Chirac has been admitted to stay a few days for the treatment.

Chirac, 83, served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.

He was best known for his staunch opposition to the war in Iraq — a position that put him at odds with his U.S. counterpart, George W. Bush.

In 2002, he survived an assassination attempt when a neo-Nazi gunman fired a rifle at his open-top car during the annual Bastille Day parade.

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