The January 24 decision of the Constitutional Court to freeze the controversial pension reform until March nothing but an attempt to mitigate the tension in the country, says Vigen Hakobyan, an expert of political technologies.
He is not surprised to hear that some employers have been making deductions from employees’ wages.
“The Constitutional Court has made an ambiguous decision typical of the style of CC Chairman Gagik Harutyunyan. Despite the imitated contradictions between the Constitutional Court and government bodies they undoubtedly hold the same opinion on the mandatory funded pension system,” said Mr. Hakobyan.
The expert says the authorities have thought about the consequences as well. “They estimated that at best 5-6 thousand people will take to the street against the pension reform as was the case with opposition rallies.”