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|The incident jolted public opinion and quickly entered political debate, with the prime minister and the heads of both parties backing Greece's governing coalition expressing sorrow.
'A pharmacist ought to be able to live comfortably on his pension,' said Vassilis Papadopoulos, a spokesman for the 'I won't pay' group. 'So for him to reach the point of suicide out of economic hardship means a lot. It shows how the social fabric is unraveling.'