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Richard Raši took his oath of office to become the new Mayor

The newly elected Mayor of Košice, MUDr. Richard Raši, PhD., MPH, took his oath at the inaugural meeting of the Košice City Council on December 21, 2010. Fifty City Council members also took their oath of office and subsequently elected two Vice-Mayors – Mr. Ladislav Lazár and Mrs. Renáta Lenártová.

In his address, the new Mayor introduced his priorities that are also shared by political parties that support him: comfortable transport; new jobs; better home for all Košice citizens; safety; order; healthy, clean and green city; open and transparent municipal authorities; Košice as the capital of culture even after 2013; and information technologies – res publica.

Elections to the local government of the city of Košice were held on Saturday, November 27, 2010.