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"If you think you have to be a playboy to get elected...": Édouard Philippe wins the 2023 prize for political humour

2023-12-05T22:56:28.764Z

Highlights: Former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe wins the 2023 prize for political humour. He made a clever connection between his physical transformation, linked to his autoimmune diseases, and his Elysian ambitions. The mayor of Le Havre has been suffering from alopecia and vitiligo for several years. This causes hair loss, and can lead to depigmentation. At the end of 2023, Philippe succeeds Fabien Roussel as president of the French National Assembly (SNP)


The award is in recognition of a witticism of the former prime minister, who last March linked the transformation of his physical appearance, relating to his autoimmune diseases, to his presidential ambitions.


Is this a sign for the 2027 presidential election? While former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe barely hides his political ambitions for the next queen election, one of his humorous traits has just won the "Press Club, Humor and Politics" 2023. A prestigious award for a sentence uttered on TMC on March 27, 2023. "If you think you have to be a playboy in France to be elected, I still have some counter-examples," said the president of the Horizons party. He had made a clever connection between his physical transformation, linked to his autoimmune diseases, and his Elysian ambitions. It should be remembered that the mayor of Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) has been suffering from alopecia and vitiligo for several years. This causes hair loss, and can lead to depigmentation.

At the end of 2023, Édouard Philippe succeeds Fabien Roussel. The national secretary of the Communist Party said last year that "the gas station is the only place in France where the one who holds the gun is also the one who is robbed." On Tuesday night, the former prime minister gave a short, light-hearted speech to thank the voters who voted for him. "Yes, you can laugh at everything, you have to laugh at everything. War, misery and death," said the mayor of Le Havre, echoing a remark by the comedian Pierre Desproges. "Of all the forces of humour possible in the political world - irony, malice, understatement... - self-deprecation is probably the least dangerous," Philippe said. This form of humor, according to Matignon's ex, "is also knowing how to smile at things that happen to you that aren't funny."

Philippe "thought that 'hilarious' meant 'to make the hair fall out'"

And the former prime minister sarcastically returned to his illnesses, which had, at his expense, escaped no one. "For a long time, I thought that 'hilarious' meant 'to make hair fall out'... It's not true. "To deshilarify" means to "stop blocking" the spleen," from a medical point of view. Stating that the loss of hair "is not serious", Édouard Philippe indicates that "it produces something striking when you do not recognise yourself, when you are surprised by the reflection of your face, when relatives do not recognise you or recognise you after a millisecond of surprise and sometimes worry." It's a complicated situation, but one that, according to him, forces him to "punctuate his despair with a bit of humour".

Source: lefigaro

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