ArmInfo.The parliamentary form of government is more suited to the Armenian reality, to the mentality of the Armenian people. This was stated in an interview with Izvestia by the third president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan.
He noted that Armenia has been living in the parliamentary republic for several days, and on April 17 the deputies will elect the prime minister. "Thus, all the main government bodies of the state will be formed." Constitutional changes started in Armenia in 2005 / They entered into force in 2007. Working for a long time at the highest positions of public administration, including as prime minister, and as president, my colleagues and I came to the conclusion that the semi-presidential form of government contains big threats, because it is not balanced, it turned out that the president had greater legal responsibility for domestic and foreign policy, ensuring security and so on, but did not have the appropriate authority to fully implement the duties envisaged by the Constitution, "Sargsyan said.
At the same time, he added that the return to the presidential form of government would not have been positively received in the Armenian society. "After all, the 2008 presidential elections did not go smoothly, and almost all political forces demanded that the form of government be changed to a parliamentary one." In order to meet these wishes, we decided to balance the political structure of the country, which now has a strong legislative power of the parliament, to which the government bears full responsibility. , that this form of government is more suited to the Armenian reality, to the mentality of our people, which will allow us to make democratic transformations and at a faster pace zvivat Armenian economy ", - he said.
Answering the question of how the powers between the president and the prime minister will be distributed and who will be responsible for foreign policy, Sargsyan stressed that the parliamentary system assumes a strong legislative authority, to which the government is fully accountable. "The president, being the head of the state, follows the national interests, monitors the observance of the Constitution, in some cases he can challenge legislative acts, refer them to the Constitutional Court and not even sign them." However, in such cases, after the president's refusal to approve the documents, acts , adopted by the government or the prime minister, come into force.The government is the supreme body of executive power, and the prime minister determines the main directions of domestic and foreign policy. Our relations with the outside world will remain unchanged, changes in domestic and foreign policy can occur only when the parliamentary majority chooses it.In addition, it is important that the foreign minister is guided in his activities by the attitudes received from the prime minister, - explained Sargsyan.
Speaking of relations with Russia, he recalled that the Russian-Armenian alliance is based on friendship and brotherhood, which have passed the centuries-old test of time. "We have been together for centuries, and the parliamentary majority headed by the Republican Party and its coalition partner Dashnaktsutyun will continue to consistently develop and strengthen our allied relations with Russia, and this has a very positive effect on the development of Armenia. in relation to Russia, "added the third president of Armenia. Speaking of the new Armenian President Armen Sargsyan, the former RA President, noted that Sargsyan was a promising physicist in his youth. "In the early 1990s he was appointed our ambassador to Great Britain, then he worked as prime minister and returned to the United Kingdom in 2013. When we thought about the presidential candidates, we came to the conclusion that he was the most suitable person for that.
He has a wide range of acquaintances in Russia, in the West, in the Arab world, he will be able to represent our country in the international arena with dignity, not foreign policy, but external relations, and he is widely known in our diaspora Therefore, he can play a consolidation It is important for our compatriots living outside of Armenia to promote repatriation, there is no change of power in Armenia, the form of government is changing, and until 2022 both the foreign and domestic policies will be basically implemented by the parliamentary coalition. course, and in the case of Armen Sargsyan it is impossible, because he knows Russia well, is fluent in Russian, is not only an expert but a connoisseur of Russian culture and art. Even if it were possible, why, "Sargsyan asked.
Answering the question about possible premiership, Sargsyan said in part: "My party colleagues supported Karen Karapetyan's proposal at the meetings of the relevant party bodies, and I am ready to assume such responsibility, but nothing eternal can happen. Therefore, along with their duties, if, of course, my candidature will be approved in the parliament, I'm going to devote a lot of time to transferring the experience that I have accumulated for many years in different positions.This is very important.We should think about worthy young politicians x, which are among the Republicans, and outside the party. We have a big and useful work for Armenia. "