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by Alexandr Avanesov
Over yesterday's briefing with journalists held in the Administration of the Armavir region of Armenia, Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan, touched on the problem of the constitutional reforms.
"There was no discussion about transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government. David Harutyunyan said about that for quite another purpose, I talked to him. Simply, the press interpreted his words in such a way. Anyway, nothing may be ruled out. But the issue of transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government was not discussed", - Abrahamyan said. "As for the constitutional reforms, if you remember, we offered Mr Raffi Hovannisian to head the commission for constitutional reforms", he added.
Asked by one of journalists which system of government is more effective in Armenia - presidential or parliamentary, Abrahamyan replied: "It should be discussed, but I think that the present system has been acting quite normal".
Asked which option of integration is stemming from the interests of Armenia - the European or Eurasian one, the speaker replied: "First of all the interests of our country and people are very much important to us. This will become the initial stage", Radio Liberty reported.