ArmInfo. The vague nature of the authorities' strategy leaves no room for predicting its goals and priorities in the initiated process of the next reforming of the Armenian Constitution. President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"It is not known how the authorities see the future of the Republic of Armenia. The political situation has completely changed over the past three years. And it is very difficult for me to imagine the priorities by which the authorities are guided today in this matter. In any case, there is no consistency in their actions, which in turn hinders the possibility of any forecasting, "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. Recall that 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.
In any case, Navasardyan considers this initiative of the ruling force significantly delayed - the Constitution should have been amended in a couple of months after the election of a new parliament in 2018. Insofar as its main shortcomings were known, perhaps, to everyone. The issue of the Constitution, in his opinion, should be resolved as quickly as possible, if the force that carried out the revolution understood why it carried it out and, accordingly, how it sees the future of Armenia.
Against this background, the ruling party and opposition factions in parliament, according to him, continue to waste time on discussions and skirmishes, now around the candidacies of deputy chairmen of parliamentary commissions. In this light, Navasardyan is convinced that the National Assembly is dealing with completely different issues than those that it should deal with. In his opinion, the behavior of the people's representatives does not correspond at all to either their mission or the current situation. "All this causes extreme concern. And, apparently, the reason for this behavior of parliamentarians is that in reality, decisions are made instead of them by completely different people. But in any case, this is their own choice, everything is in their hands. And if these people decided to behave like worthy politicians, then they could ask, receive and give answers to many questions. But we see that in fact they have come to terms with the idea that in a parliamentary republic decisions are made not by them, but by other people outside the walls of parliament, " - Navasardyan summed up.