But a collective political effort is unlikely when Beppe Grillo, a former comedian whose anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) obtained a surprising 25% of the vote in February, has rejected any alliance with any political party and vowed to "destroy everything" to change the face of Italy. Hundreds of Grillo followers gathered outside the parliament to protest the re-election of Napolitano, saying this was a continuation of the old system that was at the root of all the problems, and Grillo himself denounced the re-election as a "coup d'état". He vowed to mobilize millions of voters to contest Napolitano's re-election.
CHOC DE SIMPLIFICATION
I naively thought that all buildings planned for the Cultural Capital would be finished for the opening festivities in January 2013 and that Marseilles would finally be rid of its cranes and construction sites, but I was wrong. The lovely new museum Regards de Provence opened its doors on March 1st, the Villa Méditerranée will open on May 3rd, and the MUCEM will finally open to the public on June 7th - almost halfway through the Cultural Capital year.
|The old CESAR|
|LE FERRY BOAT|
So after years of technical problems, administrative difficulties are now keeping the ferry out of service. Perhaps something to do with those 400,000 norms?
|Out of Service|