ArmInfo. The last 20 years have shown that a semi-presidential system of governance is not the best option for Armenia. This was announced on January 25 at a press conference by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
According to him, he was repeatedly advised to return to the semi-presidential system of government, but, in his opinion, it has one significant minus – almost all responsibility for what was happening lay with the prime minister, but the levers of power were concentrated in the hands of the president. And replacing the prime ministers, the head of state threw off responsibility. The prime minister said that, in his opinion, the head of state should not shift his responsibility to others. "The semi-presidential system is an irresponsible system of government. We should not have any semi- systems in our country. Either the system of government in the country should be parliamentary or presidential. It seems to me that the current system of government should not be changed until it becomes obvious cons. However, now, this model of government demonstrates its positive aspects, "Pashinyan emphasized.
The prime minister noted that the main goal of constitutional reforms is to change the country's judicial system and ensure the rule of law and democratic values.
It should be noted that earlier the Armenian National Congress issued a statement urging Nikol Pashinyan to return to the semi-presidential system of government. The statement noted that otherwise, the current model of government will lead to a political crisis in Armenia.