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Edith Cresson
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Politician
    (January 27, 1934- )
    Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Birth name was Edith Campion
    French minister of Agriculture (1981-83), Tourism (1983-84), Industrial Redeployment (1984-86) and European Affairs (1988-90)
    Prime Minister of France (1991-92)
    French delegate to the European Commission (1994-99)
    She called homosexuality an Anglo-Saxon 'problem' that was largely absent in France.
    She referred to the Japanese as 'yellow ants trying to take over the world.'
    At 10 months, she spent the shortest time in office of any Prime Minister of France's Fifth Republic.
    She annoyed colleagues at the European Commission by showing up unprepared and using meetings to catch up on her personal correspondence.
    She was the subject of fraud allegations that forced the resignation of the entire European Commission (1999).
    When she was named Minister of Industrial Redeployment, she rode French motor scooters to work to demonstrate they were as good as Japanese ones.
    Despite being a Socialist, she developed a good rapport with business leaders.
    She was the first woman named Prime Minister of France.
    An investigation into the fraud charges found no evidence of criminal conduct on her part.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 29 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 56 Votes: 66.07% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 63 Votes: 58.73% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
 
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