ArmInfo.Without a doubt, the existing parliamentary system of government in Armenia needs to be revised due to its already obvious inefficiency. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Chairman of the Conservative Party Mikayel Hayrapetyan.
"We consider the presidential system to be the most effective system of government specifically for Armenia. But in case of particularly strong resistance from forces interested in the opposite scenario, at least a semi-presidential system. It is necessary at least to return to the situation that existed before the ill- fated" reforms" of 2017," he said.
On August 18, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the government's intention to hold broad discussions on constitutional reforms in the country. In this light, the Prime Minister singled out the 44-day war as a new stimulus for these discussions, in the light of the emergence of many questions about the effectiveness and adequacy of the current parliamentary system of government. To recall, on March 1, Pashinyan announced his intention to reform the Constitution in October in order to return to the previous, semi-presidential system of government.
Commenting on the results of September 11, the third meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with the leaders of extra-parliamentary political forces, Hayrapetyan noted that he had expressed doubts about the effectiveness of this format during his first meeting with the Prime Minister. At the same time, the politician considers it necessary to participate in any format that provides even the smallest opportunity to influence events that are fateful for the country.
At the same time, in general, Hayrapetyan considers the idea of holding such meetings with the participation of extra-parliamentary political forces as, first of all, necessary for the authorities. In his opinion, in all likelihood, initiating such a format, Pashinyan had his own calculations. In the politician's opinion, the participation of the Conservative Party in the work of the same Commission on the Investigation of the 44-Day War is meaningless.
"The circumstances of the 44-day war, as well as the four-day war, on March 1 and October 27 will be disclosed only after Armenia leaves Russian orbit. In any case, the society is waiting for answers to questions. Accordingly, there is a public request for the creation of such a commission, which was granted. In any case, the attempt of the authorities to move from a political monologue to a dialogue with a strong desire can already be considered a result. Especially in the political environment devoid of politics, in which our country and society are today, "summed up Hayrapetyan.