Armenia will hold its first general elections on April 2nd, 2017, after adopting amendments to the Constitution following a public referendum
The country’s political structure will change politically, because it will give up the Presidential system and actually adopt a Parliamentarian system. The system will change in February 2018, when President Serzh Sargsyan’s term expires.
The change in the system will help Armenia improve in its decisions politically, economically, and domestically. The foreign policy may change when the new Parliament acts. A political transitional system is in the works and with some positive approach, it should be noticed that anew younger generation is getting ready to take the helm of the government.
Following the Parliamentary elections, it does seem and is anticipated to create a more stable social, economic, and political order, and hopefully laws will be enforced. The light is seen in the tunnel and will become brighter as time goes on.
Although the electoral system is better than before, however, many negative issue still continue — buying votes, pressuring opposition people, and so on.
It is interesting to note that, according to several polls Armenian and non-Armenian, the governing Republic Party is losing ground, as Gagik Tsaroukian’s group is leading in the polls. We hope that next week’s elections will be more transparent and without fights at the voting booths.
A change in the politics, and an improvement is expected and we hope improvement will come.