Revised Constitution: NA to elect Prosecutor General, CB chairman

Revised Constitution: NA to elect Prosecutor General, CB chairman

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Special Commission for Constitutional Reforms published a preliminary draft of chapters 1-15 of the Constitution for public discussion on the official website of the Ministry of Justice.

8 more chapters have been added to the previously announced 7 chapters, which have also been amended.

The fifth chapter of the constitution states that the President of the country can be elected for a 7-year period (instead of the current 5) and can serve only one term (instead of the current two). The council of electors, consisting of members of the parliament and an equal number of representatives of self-governing bodies will elect the President.

According to the 4th chapter of the amended Constitution, no less than 101 members can be elected into the parliament (instead of the current 131) for a 5-year period on a proportional electoral system (instead of the current proportional and majoritarian systems).

Chapter 8 of the Constitution establishes that the National Assembly appoints the Prosecutor General, who can run no more than two terms of six years each. The parliament can also dismiss the Prosecutor General.

According to chapter 9 on local self-governing bodies, community heads and councils of elders are elected for a 5-year period (instead of the current four).

The 14th chapter of the draft Constitution refers to the Central Bank, the chairman of which is elected by the National Assembly for no more than two terms of six years each.

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