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 Saturday, July 5 2014 11:29:30

Tatevik Shahunyan

Prosperous Armenia Party sees no need for constitutional reform

At present Armenia does not need
any constitutional reform, as the effective Constitution is able to settle the
problems in the country, including the one connected with human rights and
freedoms, and establishment of a social and legal state. The statement came
from Naira Zohrabyan, Secretary of Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), in response
to ArmInfo's request for comments on occasion of the Constitution Day that is
celebrated in Armenia on 5 July.


 


Zohrabyan said Armenia's major problems are not
imperfect laws or Constitution, but non-fulfillment of the regulatory acts and
provisions of these laws.


 


"The human rights and freedoms are protected on
paper, but ignored in practice. That is the problem. It is necessary to settle
these problems by properly fulfilling the legislation, but not initiating
Constitutional reforms. Fulfilling the requirements of our Constitution, we can
achieve real success in establishment of a social and legal state," the
parliamentarian claims. 


 


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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