Edouard Philippe wins the 2023 political humor prize

Former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was awarded the 2023 “Press club, humor and politics” prize on Tuesday, December 5, for a witticism on the transformation of his physical appearance due to autoimmune diseases

Edouard Philippe wins the 2023 political humor prize

Former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was awarded the 2023 “Press club, humor and politics” prize on Tuesday, December 5, for a witticism on the transformation of his physical appearance due to autoimmune diseases.

“If you think you have to be a playboy in France to be elected, I still have some counter-examples,” declared the mayor of Le Havre and president of the Horizons party during the Quotidien show on TMC on March 27 2023. Edouard Philippe was questioned about the transformation of his appearance due to alopecia and vitiligo, diseases which cause hair loss and depigmentation. These conditions have no impact on physical and intellectual fitness.

Edouard Philippe succeeds the national secretary of the Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, who declared in 2022: “The gas station is the only place in France where the one who holds the gun is also the one who gets robbed. »

Mr. Roussel has also won “the prize for recidivism” this year with a new release: “It is not enough to subscribe to Pif to know the government’s intentions. You should also subscribe to Playboy. This tweet alluded to the publication, last winter a few days apart, of an interview with Emmanuel Macron in the youth magazine Pif, followed by that of Minister Marlène Schiappa in Playboy.

The jury prize, chaired by journalist Bernard de La Villardière, is awarded to another former prime minister François Fillon. “If I want to sell rillettes on Red Square, I will sell rillettes on Red Square,” the former presidential candidate declared in May during his hearing by the parliamentary commission of inquiry of the National Assembly on foreign interference, while he was questioned about his links with Moscow.