Jacques Chirac, very weakened in the last few months. – PATRICK KOVARIK / POOL / AFP

The rumor had been circulating for the past few weeks. Relatives of Jacques Chirac, whose his former Prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, or the ex-president of the national Assembly, Bernard Accoyer, has been sent on Monday an application to Oslo for the former president of the Republic receives… the Nobel Peace prize.

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The idea was launched there has already been a few months. The association “The Chiraquiens” a group of faithful of the ex-head of State had asked last October to François Hollande to plead for their cause, reveals to The Point. Among the initiators of this application include, in particular, the former minister, Thierry Breton, Francois Pinault or even Frédéric Salat-Baroux, former secretary-general of the Élysée and son-in-law of Jacques Chirac.

” This nomination would highlight the action of Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy [...] An action based on the respect for multilateralism, on the intelligence of situations, the respect of differences, the preservation of cultures against the threat of a clash of civilizations and the occult. Action, finally, the development and safeguarding of the planet, ” said Thierry Breton in the Figaro.

The proponents of this application emphasize the support of nearly 280 French parliamentarians, including two elected officials of the left. Or even that of Abdou Diouf, the former president of Senegal.

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