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 Saturday, July 5 2014 11:27:01

Tatevik Shahunyan

Heritage Party for constitutional reform, but under new leadership of Armenia

Heritage Party sees the need for a
constitutional reform in Armenia, Armen Martirosyan, a member of Heritage Party
Board, told ArmInfo.


 


According to him, the constitutional reform must be
carried out by new, legitimately elected power, not the incumbent authorities
that just seek to retain power through amending the Basic Law. Martirosyan said
the Heritage Party seeks to change the model of government in the country form
the semi-presidential to the parliamentary one, where the opposition would have
more supervisory powers. 


 


As for the effective Constitution of Armenia,
Martirosyan said that it was adopted 1995 with violations and is still enforced
with violations. "The Constitution has failed to build a socially-oriented
legal state," he said.


 


To recall, the President initiated a project of
constitutional reforms that feature transition to the parliamentary system of
government in Armenia. The document, particularly, calls to expand the parliament's
supervisory powers, authorize the legislative body to elect the president for a
7-year term.  Sargsyan assures he does
not seek the prime minister's post.


 


On July 5 Armenia celebrates the Constitution Day. The
Constitution was adopted in 1995. On 27 November 2005, the document underwent
certain amendments under president Robert Kocharyan.

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