Who Won The Week — 04/24/22

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is, well, I don’t know yet. I’m hoping that by the end of the day, it’s going to be France’s current president, Emmanuel Macron.

Today there is a presidential runoff election in France that will have wide repercussions for Europe’s (and the world’s) future. Centrist President Macron is considered the front-runner, but he is fighting a tough challenge from far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

A Macron victory in this vote would make him the first French president in 20 years to win a second term. But should Le Pen, who has close ties to Vladimir Putin, win, she would immediately represent a severe danger to both the European Union and NATO. France is the EU’s second-largest economy, its sole nuclear power, and its only permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

So we’ll see later today, after the voting closes in France, if my who won the week winner. Emmanuel Macron, has won re-election. Or if the Trumpesque Marine Le Pen is about to blow up France and possibly the rest of Europe.

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

11 thoughts on “Who Won The Week — 04/24/22

  1. Mister Bump UK April 24, 2022 / 8:59 am

    It would indeed be interesting to see Le Pen’s relationship with Russia, were she elected.
    But remembed the “gilets jaunes”. Don’t be fooled by Macron, either. Neither is a good option.

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    • Fandango April 24, 2022 / 9:04 am

      As is often the case, it’s an election between the lesser of two evils.

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      • Marleen April 24, 2022 / 12:48 pm

        Yeah; Macron isn’t a delight, although he is mildly entertaining sometimes… but Le Pen is super scary and even ominous, especially considering some of the features of France you shared.

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  2. rugby843 April 24, 2022 / 11:08 am

    Since my son and his wife moved to France recently I hope you are right.🤞🏻

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  3. Carol anne April 24, 2022 / 7:51 pm

    This week my mom and sister won the week for me! 🙂

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong April 24, 2022 / 8:31 pm

    I’m pretty sure Macron won. At least that’s the notification I got on my phone. We didn’t watch the news, so I’m not 100% sure, but the notice was from the Washington Post, so probably accurate.

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    • Fandango April 24, 2022 / 8:35 pm

      Yes, I saw on my newsfeed that he won 59% of the vote compared with Le Pen’s 41%. 👏

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  5. Nope, Not Pam April 25, 2022 / 3:43 am

    My Apple tree. 13kgs 🙂

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