French President Mitterrand sulks the Salon de l’Agriculture

As President, François Mitterrand (here at Jouy-en-Josas Centre in 1988 with Jacques Poly) never visited the Salon de l’Agriculture. He was scheduled to make an appearance in 1982, but the prevailing sentiment of misogyny towards his Minister of Agriculture at that time, Edith Cresson, forced him to withdraw.  During his 14 years as French Head of State, Mitterrand systematically stayed away from the event.