YEREVAN, February 8. /ARKA/. Armenian presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisyan promised to change over to parliamentary system in the country if he is elected, Novosti-Armenia reported.
“I think that a constitutional council should be set up in our country shortly: we should adopt a new constitution. We should change over to parliamentary government”, Hovannisyan told a press conference Friday.
The parliamentary government will ensure collective responsibility and maximum involvement of citizens and political forces in the country’s political development, he said.
Yet, he said, the change of government system is not enough. There should be quality, he added.
Armenian presidential elections will be held in Armenia on February 18. Eight nominees are running for president: current president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and head of Heritage party Raffi Hovhannisyan, famous Soviet dissident and leader of National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, ex foreign minister of Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan, philologist Vardan Sedrakyan and leader of National Consent party Aram Harutinyan. -0-