He has been attending the event every year for the past 30 years. However, Jacques Chirac’s visit to France’s 44th international agricultural fair is expected to be his last as head of state. While the president has not yet officially ruled out running for another term in elections next month, observers say it is unlikely. This event in Paris, which runs until March 11, is seen as an important link with the farming and rural communities. That is why most of the main presidential candidates are expected to make an appearance at the fair.