„Debrecenianship” should always be the prime determinant in this assembly
Debrecen, City of County Rights’ last regular meeting in the mandate cycle of 2014 and 2019 was held in the Great Council Room of Old City Hall on September 26, 2019.
Out of the councilmen who are sure not to carry on being a member of the council – for they do not run for reelection on October 13, 2019 – Mr. Tibor Ágoston (independent, formerly Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom) and Mr. Gyula Szabó (Fidesz- KDNP) bid farewell to the Assembly. The latter individual, Mr. Gyula Szabó’s career as councilman in Debrecen is exeptional: he had been councilman over several mandate cycles on end since the first free local elections in Hungary in 1990. At the end of the session Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen expressed in a heart-stirring way his gratitude for the five years work of the councilmen. He said that it was the final meeting of the local government cycle that resulted in very successful resolutions and decisions in fair unanimity that determined the life of Debrecen in a very perspective and upward looking way. October 13 will determine under what leadership would life in Debrecen go on, but may ’’Debrecenianship” always determine the work of this Assembly! – stressed Mr. László Papp in his closing remarks.
Photo: János Miskolczi