ArmInfo. It is not a secret for anyone that the past year was very important for political life in Armenia, a change of political elite occurred in the country. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said this at a press conference on January 11.
He noted that the entire structure of the government has changed, that is, the prime minister, the government, and the parliament. After the change of power, society appears as serious hopes, and in the country there are serious challenges. "Of course, a very important fact is that the change of power took place without violence and the letter of the law was observed, that is, there was no violent seizure of power. Also very important is the fact that the new government intends to preserve all the main vectors of the country's foreign policy. It was noted more than once that relations with Russia, the EU, Iran, Georgia and the United States of America are very important for Armenia, "the political scientist said.
However, according to the expert, after the revolution, as it usually happens, serious challenges appeared in the country. "Many say that there is no opposition in the new parliament, but the problem in this case is much wider. The political force that is at the helm of the state does not have a developed system of power. Today, in a parliamentary republic, such a republic is Armenia There is no developed party system. With an undeveloped party system, it is impossible to talk about the development of a parliamentary system of government. The party "Civil Contract" is not yet a strong party with a large number of human and political resources; it is a party that has yet to take place. Moreover, political forces may soon begin to have problems, since it is necessary to work out certain programs and implement practical policies. It is impossible to enjoy the current level of legitimacy solely by imertia ", Iskandaryan noted.
He stressed that the year 2019 will be the year of the formation of the political field in Armenia. "Many speak about strengthening democracy in Armenia, however, democracy is not only an election, but it's also developed political institutions. Of course, today there is rather strong support in the society for the new government; however, it's more personal support. Most of the people of Armenia support Nikol Pashinyan, not representatives of his team. The fact is that many members of the newly elected parliament are novices in politics, and among them there are a lot of inexperienced personnel who have yet to get stronger, " the political scientist concluded.