24 մարտ, 2017 23:07
Armenia’s governing system has evolved from a strong presidential system (per the 1995 constitution) to a semi-presidential (per the 2005 constitution) and eventually to a full parliamentary (per the 2015 constitution, and to enter into full force in April 2018). This means that the current president will maintain his full authority, as granted by the 2005 constitution. This authority pertains mostly to matters of defense, security and foreign policy, with social-economic issues delegated to the prime minister. That is why it’s considered to be semi-presidential, since the parliament – and the prime minister – are mandated with significant domestic powers. But since one party has dominated and controlled all branches of government at all times, that divided authority has never been put to the test or allowed to prove itself.