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Parliament elects State Audit Office chairman and deputy

Parliament elected László Domokos as chairman of the Hungarian State Audit Office (ÁSz) by a 266:88 vote on Monday. The MPs also elected Tihamér Warvasovszky as ASZ deputy chairman by a vote of 258:95. Both men were nominated for the posts by the governing party Fidesz, and were elected for 12 years.

Domokos promised to increase efforts to eliminate systematic problems regarding the management of state assets. ASZ will screen the management of the city of Budapest as soon as possible as no such review has been made in the past 20 years, Domokos said.

After his election Domokos announced his resignation as a Fidesz MP as well as from his position as chairman of the Békés county council and his position as Fidesz chairman for that county.

Warvasovszky, elected as mayor of the city of Székesfehérvár with support of Socialist Party MSzP, said tasks and financing of local councils must be harmonized.

The mandate of former ÁSz chairman Árpád Kováacs expired on December 9, 2009. In the absence of parliamentary agreement the post of the ÁSz deputy chairman was vacant since 2002. (MTI-Econews)