Armenia needs strong and mature political forces now, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia Piotr Antoni Świtalski stated at a debate on European politics and Armenian parties on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the European People’s Party (EPP).
According to him, Armenia has seen a major change, namely, a transition to parliamentary government, with political parties playing a more serious role.
Any forecasts about further developments are difficult to make. Mr Świtalski believes that it could be a factor in the formation of political systems of many countries.
Armenia’s new Constitution opened a new chapter in Armenia’s politics.
The transition to parliamentary government creates serious preconditions for political parties.
Mr Świtalski participated in numerous debates on the government systems in the regional countries. In Georgia, young people were critical of political parties and indignant. Armenia has reached a stage when it needs strong, mature and well-organized political parties. Mr Świtalski’s wish is that Armenia develop effective party-forming models ad offer ample opportunities to citizens. Political parties imply a choice.