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Budapest Mayor To Count On Governmental Support

By Tamás Székely // 2014.11.08.

Speaking at the ceremonial founding session of the Budapest Assembly, mayor István Tarlós said that the government and municipality of Budapest would work together in the forthcoming local governing cycle. There have been numerous achievements thanks to cooperation between the government and the municipality, and he added that he continued to count on the central government, as well as the local one. The signals of this will be able to be felt over the next five years, he added.

The capital’s mayor also said that the ruling party’s representatives had never before been in agreement to such a degree as they are now, and all of them want to work independently of their party allegiance, emotions or affiliations. Rather, they want to work for the good of the city itself, he said.

PM Viktor Orbán, addressing the founding session, said the following period would be one of Hungarian dynamism, and this in itself would lift the capital with its upswing. The success of Budapest is in the national interest, he added. On every issue, decision makers must stand by the people and plans must be realised together with the people, he said, adding that national consultation served this aim. Nothing would be achieved by giving lectures, Orbán said. The prime minister said there was no reason to be afraid of conflict; the country has achieved a lot more over the past four years by undertaking difficult struggles.

via photo: Szilárd Koszticsák – MTI