László Windisch has been elected by lawmakers as head of the State Audit Office (ÁSZ).
According to MTI, Windisch was elected with 136 votes in favor and 23 votes against, with 11 votes being ruled invalid. After the vote, Windisch took his oath of office before parliament. Windisch, currently deputy leader of the Central Statistical Office (KSH), had been nominated for the post by parliament’s relevant committee at the recommendation of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance. The head of ÁSZ is elected for a 12-year term with a two-thirds majority of lawmakers in a secret ballot.
In a hearing before parliament’s economic committee on Monday, Windisch said the role of ÁSZ would become more important “in times of financial and economic difficulties”. In the future “it will be increasingly important that state spending is not only legitimate but successful and effective, too”, he said. Windisch said he supported deregulation, adding that a number of areas were “highly overregulated with a small number of deviancies prevented through too many rules”. He said he wanted “fewer but more thorough” probes.
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