Revolution and Parliament

The material is published in the framework of the collaboration between ”Enlight” Public Research Center NGO and ”:Boon” Scientific and Cultural Foundation.

Revolution and Parliament

The first signal of Revolution is the termination of the Parliament’s work, as a result of which the tool to influence the government moves from the Parliament to the street. There are Political and Historical perceptions of the Revolution, which consider Revolution in the framework of different disciplines: from history to sociology, culturology, and anthropology. Social and economic problems, geopolitical issues and political corruptions can be reasons for Revolution.

In the Political context, the reason of Revolution is the corrupted and inadequate state of the Political system. The system does not answer and react to public issues. In this context the authorities should respond through Parliament, which has three functions: Legislative power, Representational role, Executive oversight.

The main function of the Parliament is the capitalization of political relations and it is itself a manifestation of the political phenomenon. When the Parliament stops to be a political body, the challenges of public do not get a response, and the format of relations with the government is changing.

One of the main motives of the Revolution in Armenia in 2018 was that the Parliament no longer expressed public moods and could not serve public and political relations, as the Parliament was formulated by concrete person. The Parliament ceased to be a place of expression of political relations, where the political forces compete and express public perceptions.

Now there is an opportunity to review the ”apolitical” policy, which destroys the foundations of the state. In this case, the government is committed to solve these problems.

Author: Nzhdeh Hovsepyan, Candidate of Historical Sciences, associate researcher at ”Enlight” NGO

Author: Nzhdeh Hovsepyan © All rights are reserved.

Translator: Ruzanna Barakozyan.