Constitutional Court Should Decide Election Process

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)– The Self-Determination Union intends to apply to the Constitutional Court to ascertain the best correlation between the majority and proportional election systems–SDU chairman–Paruyr Hairikian said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Hairikian stressed that the Constitutional Court should give a theoretically and scientifically substantiated answer to the question: what correlation can ensure citizens’ equal rights?

At the same time–Hairikian pointed out that SDU supports a parliament elected by a mixed system–that is–both territory and population should be represented in Parliament.

As for the other issue–the formation of election committees–Hairikian said that "it is solvable to a certain degree." According to one of the suggested variants–a third of election committees should be persons proposed by the government. Another variant–which is discussed by the Parliament on Hairikian’s initiative–excludes the participation of structures that don’t enjoy direct popular mandate in the work of election committees. That is–both the parties that received votes during the previous elections and the organizations that participate in the elections at a given stage should be represented in the election committees.

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