Newly-elected mayor of Bratislava's Old Town Tatiana Rosová was sworn in on Monday, December 20, receiving the pertinent insignia from outgoing mayor Andrej Petrek at the first session of the new council following the local elections in November, the TASR newswire learnt.
Handing over to Rosová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), Christian Democrats (KDH) and Most-Híd, Petrek said that he is leaving office with favourable economic results and a borough free of debts and loans.
"Transparency International has ranked us as the sixth-most transparent district in Slovakia," he said.
At the session, chair of the local electoral commission, Tomáš Černý, expressed appreciation for the smooth running of the election in the borough, with its 38 percent turnout. In her address to the councilors, Rosová vowed to be ready to respond to public inquiries and/or opinions concerning life in the Old Town; because she wishes to boost the quality of life in the area.
After all the 17 newly-elected councilors were sworn in, Peter Osuský and Peter Krta (both SDKÚ, SaS, KDH and Most-Híd) were elected as deputy mayors. In addition, equally important to note, the new mayor's monthly salary of €4,780 was okayed by 12 out of 17 the councilors, TASR reported.
21. Dec 2010 at 8:00