Former French President Jacques Chirac hospitalized in Paris

Former French President Jacques Chirac, pictured in June 2009.

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  • Former French President Jacques Chirac, 83, has been hospitalized
  • His daughter told AFP there was "no cause for concern" over his health

(CNN)Former French President Jacques Chirac has been admitted to a hospital in Paris, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported Thursday.

The 83-year-old had been feeling weak for several days, his daughter and personal adviser, Claude Chirac, told Agence France Presse.
    He was likely to remain under observation for several days to a week, she told AFP, adding that "his state of health does not give any cause for concern."
    Chirac was elected to the presidency in May 1995, and served two terms before leaving office in 2007. He had previously served twice as France's prime minister, from 1974 to 1976 and 1986 to 1988, and was mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.
    In December 2011, Chirac was found guilty on corruption charges for breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds and illegal use of influence in his role as mayor of Paris from 1990 to 1995.
    He received a two-year suspended sentence. Chirac had been excused from attending the trial, after medical records were submitted showing that he suffered from severe memory loss.