Since 1848, only two European countries — Armenia and Moldova — have switched from direct to indirect elections of the head of state. This is according to Fernando Casal Bértoa, a Nottingham Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations in the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Casal Bértoa says that what Armenia really needs is free media, free and fair elections and last but not least, power alteration and not necessarily constitutional reform. CivilNet reached out to Mr. Casal Bértoa to talk about the upcoming constitutional changes in Armenia. The interview was facilitated by the Apella Institute of Policy Analysis and Dialogue.
You have researched Armenia’s political system. Have you followed the recent constitutional drafting and what is your impression of the proposed reforms?

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