There was a big debate over the requirements for the heads of power structures with the Bright Armenia parliamentary faction for a long time. This is what Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated during a press conference today, touching upon the question why the My Step faction of the National Assembly today voted in favor of a bill to make a change in the qualification requirement for the heads of power structures and make it equal to that for deputies of the National Assembly.
“After the debate, we reached a solution that, in our opinion, is a compromise that characterizes a democratic country,” Pashinyan said.
Today the National Assembly passed the bill to consider the positions of Director of the National Security Service and Chief of Police political positions in the first reading. The bill was authored by the Bright Armenia faction of the National Assembly and proposes to remove the positions of Director of the National Security Service and Chief of Police from the list of positions of the Police and national security bodies and consider them political positions, setting the same requirements for deputy candidates and persons appointed to those positions equally.