Former defence minister dies at 46

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Carme Chacón, leading member of the PSOE socialist party and former defence minister under PM José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero died in Madrid yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 46. Pending a post-mortem confirmation, it is believed she died of a hereditary upside-down heart condition.

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She hit worldwide headlines in April 2008 when she inspected troops as minister while she was eight-months pregnant.

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