Brigitte Giraud, Elon Musk… Good or bad week?

3:15 p.m., November 6, 2022

Find out which personalities had a good or bad week. This week, Brigitte Giraud, Gilles Simon, Elon Musk and Merav Michaeli.

Good week

Brigitte Giraud. Despite a close and tense vote – it took 14 ballots and the double vote of the president – ​​the 62-year-old Lyonnaise won the most prestigious of literary prizes for Live fast.
She is only the 13th woman to receive this award in 120 years. In the small living room next door, at Drouant, Simon Liberati, also 62, was awarded the Renaudot for Performance. The deliberation was faster (fifth round) and the winner was chosen by absolute majority.

Giles Simon. One thing is certain, the tennis player will no longer appear in this section, at least in a sporting capacity. A month and a half from his 38th birthday, the former 6th in the world (in 2009) said goodbye to the circuit and got into shape. Invited by the organizers of the Rolex Paris Masters, his ranking no longer allowing him to access the table, Simon offered himself in quick succession Andy Murray and Taylor Fritz, 11th at the ATP. Before embarking the public, once stopped by Félix Auger-Aliassime, in a long closing speech, without the slightest (false) note.

bad week

Elon Musk. The richest man in the world never sought to be the most popular. The wave of dismissals he initiated at Twitter, a week after his takeover on October 27, shocked far beyond Silicon Valley. It caused the defection of several big advertisers from the social network. This should not help the billionaire to straighten the accounts of a company weighed down by 13 billion euros in debt.

Merav Michaeli. The leader of the Israeli Labor Party is blamed for being partly responsible for the collapse of the center left in Israel. The former Minister of Transport refused union with the Meretz party. Merav Michaeli had assured that the two parties would be represented in the Knesset. Labor held on with four seats – losing three – but Meretz did not cross the electoral threshold. The left bloc thus falls from 13 to 4 seats in Parliament.

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