The mayor of the southern Athens suburb of Elliniko, Christos Kortzidis, launched a hunger strike yesterday to protest a municipal government overhaul, according to Kathimerini.
Kortzidis made headlines in 2007 when he fasted for three weeks to protect free access to area beaches — and won!
The abstemious mayor is opposed to a new plan that would merge hundreds of local municipalities in an effort to cut costs. His city would be merged with neighbouring Argyroupoli.
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