Finalized constitutional reforms to be submitted to President in Oct

Finalized constitutional reforms to be submitted to President in Oct

PanARMENIAN.Net - Debates on constitutional reforms have focused on a switchover to parliamentary government as a final choice, former minister of justice and a member of the commission tasked with elaborating the package said, according to

“Over the past year, we managed to elaborate a concept and put it to a public debate. And we also summed up the remarks made during the hearings; so we are now ready to submit it to the Venice Commission,” Gevorg Danielyan told reporters on Tuesday, September 9 adding the finalized package would be submitted to the president on October 15 after the commission’s meeting in Paris.

Commenting on the results, the former minister characterized them as overall satisfactory with the exception of political debates, which did not fully meet the commission’s expectations.

“We hope that political debates will take place,” Danielyan said, welcoming Heritage party’s initiative to conduct a conference in Yerevan.

Admitting that the timing for the reforms was not properly chosen, the ex-minister said he doesn’t think that the process can hamper social developments. “On the contrary, some social issues may be given a solution,” he added.

Danielyan further expressed his disagreement to the widely speculated thesis that the reforms in question aim to assist in the authorities’ self-reproduction. “If there is a political force feeling confident that it will have a success, then that’s exactly the project they need. Our problem in this period has to do revisions and rearrangements,” he noted.

 Top stories
The situation on the contact line between Karabakh and Azerbaijan was relatively stable overnight, the Defense Army says.
Defense Minister Suren Papikyan has visited the southern Armenian province of Syunik, the Defense Ministry reported on March 18.
Armenia has registered Covid-19-related deaths in 23 vaccinated individuals so far, according to Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan.
Poland has donated 201,640 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Armenia's Health Ministry, the Polish Embassy in Yerevan reveals.
Partner news