Armenia’s first Ombudsman Larissa Alaverdyan believes that all employers who make deductions from wages to transfer to the mandatory funded pension system are subjected to pressure.
“I can cite a vivid example. Serzh Sargsyan spoke positively about the pension reform before its enactment. This was surely an example of pressure,” Larissa Alaverdyan said in an interview with A1+.
She does not pin great hopes on the Constitutional Court which is scheduled to open hearings on the appeal against the pension reform on March 28.
“This is a real ordeal, an examination for the Constitutional Court and judges which they should pass with dignity,” said the first ombudsman.