New city leadership introduced
Instead of the three deputy mayors that have so far customaryly been part of the city’s leadership, Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen, named his four nominees at his press conference on Ocober 17, 2019.
Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen emphasized that all the nominees of Fidesz-KDNP running in the 23 individual wards of Debrecen had won by a very convincing margine so that they have a very strong mandate over another 5 years. The next mandate cycle will require the work of four deputies instead of three as had so far been the case. Strengthening the leadership of the Borough justified by the increased weight of Debrecen gained in the past five years. He stated: Ms. Diána Széles will continue in the post as one in charge of public health policy, youth policy, civilian and public relations, social welfare policy and tourism. Mr. Lajos Barcsa will also continue to do work in his area of responsibility for economic policy, the matters pertaining to the municipal budget. The former faction leader of the Fidesz-KDNP will be in charge of the field of urban engineering policy, utility maintenance and environmental matters. To replace Mr. Szabolcs Komolay, former deputy mayor in charge of cultural affairs, who is standing down, a new person, Mr. István Puskás, director of the Hungarian Academy in Rome (Italy) is taking over Mr. Komolay’s portfolio from January 01, 2020.
Photo: János Miskolczi