New Armenian government may freeze mandatory funded pension system, Gagik Makaryan

New Armenian government may freeze mandatory funded pension system, Gagik Makaryan

YEREVAN, April 8. / ARKA /. The new Armenian government may freeze the mandatory funded pension scheme, said today Gagik Makaryan, the chairman of the National Union of Employers to a news conference.

He said this likelihood depends on which segment of the power the new prime minister will represent, and also on the extent of his/her success tin consolidating the political forces to reach national consensus.

According to a public opinion poll conducted in February by Gallup International Association Armenia Office among 1,066 adult residents of Yerevan, more than 88 % of respondents did not support the new pension scheme.

At another news conference, Vazgen Safaryan, the chairman of the Union of Domestic Producers, said the next prime minister should not serve the interests of this or that political force, but the interests of the entire Armenian people, otherwise the new prime minister would trigger another wave of public discontent.

For comparison Safaryan pointed out the Russian government which he said in not politicized and consists of professionals. 

"Armenia should have alike government,” he said. -0-

17:06 08.04.2014

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