Hungary suffers from the illusion that the best way to resolve problems is by introducing new regulations, ruling Fidesz deputy chairman Lajos Kosa told business daily Vilaggazdasag in an interview published on Wednesday.
Kosa said the “illusion of need for regulations” has developed into a gut reaction in Hungary over two hundred years and therefore even the current government has not been able to free itself from it.
He said the general tasks of the state need to be fulfilled in line with standardised regulations but tasks that require specialised local treatment should be handled by local councils. The only exception to this are tasks connected to the registration of residents and their identity, he added. Setting up an administration system based on districts is an agreeable move, Kosa said.
The introduction of a voting system in which registration is a pre-requisite for the right to vote is needed because the old system was unable to keep track of Hungarian citizen voters who were not in the population registry for instance because they had left to work abroad. These people were impossible to contact, Kosa said.
According to current plans, the registration to vote will be open until the start of the election campaign, Kosa added.
He said he had not yet decided whether to run for the post of mayor of Debrecen once again.