Vladimir Putin, Bill Clinton, Gerhard Schröder and José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero are the main foreign personalities present at the funeral of Jacques Chirac, whose mortal remains shall lie in a modest tomb in the cemetery montparnasse in Montparnasse.
As is traditional in the V Republic, the president, Emmanuel Macron , will preside over the religious ceremonies, officiated by monsignor Michel: Aupetit, archbishop of Paris, in the Saint-Sulpice church, where they were baptized by the marquis de Sade and Charles Baudelaire.
The official ceremony was preceded by another ceremony, in private, in the pantheon official of the Disabled, celebrated by bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux, bishop of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe.
In the ceremony of Saint-Sulpice, the family of the former president was accompanied by the head of the State, Emmanuel Macron, and some eighty international personalities, among which are Vladimir Putin, Bill Clinton, Gerhard Schröder and José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero . Highlighted a the presence very large and visible political african, and arab/muslims.
After the religious ceremony, the president Macron will offer a meal to the foreign representatives. Bernadette Chirac has desired that her husband be buried in a family tomb, very modest, in the cemetery of Montparnasse, where he was buried Laurence Chirac (1958-2016), the eldest daughter and very dear, who died in conditions very bitter for her family. At three in the afternoon, the French are invited to observe a minute of silence, as a sign of tribute and respect for a president, whose memory is recalled very warm in the human terrain, and very critical, acid, in the political and diplomatic.
days 5 and 6 October will be held two days of remembrance to Jacques Chirac in the department of the Corrèze, land policy choice of the former president and his wife, the motive of old and ancient clashes between his political family. During the 2007 presidential campaign, Chirac and his prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, did not hesitate to put obstacles and many sweeps to Nicolas Sarkozy -the first of the "boyfriends" of Claude Chirac, the daughter of the former president, trying to benefit François Hollande, socialist candidate finally chosen, based politically in the Corrèze election of Chirac.Updated Date: 03 October 2019, 18:00