Sunday, June 05, 2016

Italian Hottie Leads Anti EU Revolt In Rome's Mayoral Election

by Egbert Nobakon

Hottie Virginia Raggi, leading contender for Mayor of Rome (picture AFP)

Decades of corruption and chronic dysfuntion have totally destroyed the credibility of Rome’s city hall, but at last, inspired perhaps by the anti EU, anti establishment mood engulfing much of Europe (viz this week's civil unrest in France), citizens are rebelling against the cosy cronyism of the traditional biopoly and the status quo politicians who benefit from it. Voters are abandoning traditional parties in favor of the populist ‘Five Star Movement’, whose candidate is 37-year-old lawyer, Virginia Raggi.

Putting her career in law on hold to run for office, Disgusted by the decades of corruption and cronyism in Rome's civic government, Raggi has put her legal career on hold to campaign for change and a return of power to the people through a truly democratic process. She now leads the pack of established party candidates in her bid to be Rome’s first female mayor.

Raggi has certainly measured the mood of Roman citizens well, they are sick of the antic of local politicians who see public office purely as an opportunity to enrich themselves by plundering public funds as well as the embarrassment of living in a city where public services simply don't work.

“Rome has to first and foremost get back to being a normal city,” Raggi said in a recent interview with Agence France Presse, "for ordinary Romans, it is an extremely difficult place to live and that is not right for the capital of Italy."

According to opinion polls, many voters who usually support Italy’s leftist parties feel betrayed by their leaders and are supporting Raggi. The shift toward the populist and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (and the equally populist, but exclusively northern party Liga Nord) signals more than a push back against the incompetence and economic failure of Italy's centre left. It also reflects profound dissatisfaction with the status quo of Italy’s political establishment, whom many see as a spineless lackeys of the European Union, and its de facto representative, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

The Five Star Movement was founded in 2009 by television comedian Beppe Grillo, a Eurosceptic who has publicly defended Nigel Farage of Britain’s like-minded UKIP.

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