ArmInfo. On January 27, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan approved the composition and procedure for the activities of the Council for Constitutional Reforms. The Council did not include representatives of the parliamentary opposition.
According to the decision of the head of government, published on the official website of the government, the Council included: the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (Chairman of the Council), representative for international legal issues, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on state and legal issues, Human Rights Defender, member of the Supreme of the Judicial Council of the Republic of Armenia V. Kocharyan, MP of the "Civil Contract" faction of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia V. Hovakimyan, representative of the "Bright Armenia" party E. Marukyan, representative of the "Republic" party M. Melkonyan, representative of the Vanadzor Office of the Helsinki Civil Assembly NGO A Sakunts, representative of the "Europe in Law " NGO T. Egoryan and representative of the "Union of Informed Citizens" NGO D. Ioannisyan.
On January 24, during an online press conference, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the establishment of the Council for Constitutional Amendments does not mean that the process will end with the revision of the country's Basic Law. Thus, according to Pashinyan, having initiated the process of the political majority after 4 years of rule, it sets itself the task of conducting a "political audit" of the RA Constitution. Perhaps, as a result of this "audit" legislative changes will be adopted. At the same time, as the head of government emphasized, the political majority is not considering the possibility of returning to a semi-presidential or presidential form of government, as Pashinyan himself previously spoke about. According to him, after "overcoming the crisis through elections" in June 2021, the current government came to the conclusion that the parliamentary form of government is the best solution for modern Armenia.