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Hostility Towards Census Workers in Greece Leads to Mass Resignations

Greek censusHellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) headquarters. Credit: AMNA

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is currently conducting the 2021 Census of the Greek population. Citizens’ hostility has led to mass resignations of census workers.

In Patras, the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia, and one of Greece’s most populous cities, 500 of the 700 census workers have resigned their posts.

Hostility Leads to Census Workers Resignations

Nikos Mourtzouchos, the Head of the Achaia Statistical Authority, speaking to the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) said: “We are facing many difficulties, people are refusing not only  to participate in the census, but they are also refusing to even listen to the census workers.”

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