15 puns and jokes were in competition for the 10th Prize, awarded by the Press Club.

Every year, journalists and media professionals select the mous funny sentence (voluntary or not) made by a political figure during the last twelve months.

My nomination makes me happy, because humor is perhaps the most effective weapon in the political world, said politician Thierry Mariani.


  • 2012. " Being a former minister, is to sit in the back of a car and realize that it does not start. ".
  • 2011. "(former president) Mitterrand is revered today, but it was the most hated man in France. This gives lot of hope for many of us"
  • 2010. "I know Dominique Strass-Khan (politician), I charged him with offenses" said by Eva Joly (politician, former judge).