During the state of emergency introduced as a response to the new coronavirus epidemic, Mayor Gergely Karácsony will take over the tasks and competencies of the Budapest municipal assembly, the municipal website budapest.hu said on Tuesday.
Karácsony has not convened the assembly for its regular March session, citing the state of emergency and a risk of infection to the councillors, the website said.
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To ensure transparency, Karácsony said he would consult with the party group leaders before making decisions on issues that would have been on the body’s agenda.
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