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Nikol Pashinyan ruled out  possibility of returning to a  semi-presidential system of governance in near future

Nikol Pashinyan ruled out  possibility of returning to a  semi-presidential system of governance in near future

ArmInfo. The last 20 years have shown that a semi-presidential system of governance is not the best option for Armenia. This was announced on January 25 at a press  conference by  Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

According to him, he was repeatedly advised to return to the  semi-presidential system of government, but, in his opinion, it has  one significant minus - almost all responsibility for what was  happening lay with the prime minister, but the levers of power were  concentrated in the hands of the president. And replacing the prime  ministers, the head of state threw off responsibility. The prime  minister said that, in his opinion, the head of state should not  shift his responsibility to others.  "The semi-presidential system is  an irresponsible system of government. We should not have any semi-  systems in our country. Either the system of government in the  country should be parliamentary or presidential. It seems to me that  the current system of government should not be changed until it  becomes obvious cons. However, now, this model of government  demonstrates its positive aspects, "Pashinyan emphasized.

The prime minister noted that the main goal of constitutional reforms  is to change the country's judicial system and ensure the rule of law  and democratic values.

It should be noted that earlier the Armenian National Congress issued  a statement urging Nikol Pashinyan to return to the semi-presidential  system of government. The statement noted that otherwise, the current  model of government will lead to a political crisis in Armenia.

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