“The Government created Anti-Corruption Council cannot work effectively even in case of a great desire.” Anania Maghakyan, the President of Democracy and Election Processes NGO said in the interview with Iravaban.net. He explained that the prime minister and the minister of finance of the state, regardless who they are, cannot simply control and fight against themselves.
“I do not exclude possibility that there may be officials in the Council, but they should be from the lower echelons. More members representing the Civil Society should be included in the Council. A wider range of the civil society representatives should be insured in it.” Mr. Maghakyan said.
Lusine Petrosyan, President of “Tatevik” Benevolent NGO, agrees that the Anti-Corruption Council shpuld be independent. “I have nothing against the persons, but the Council will be more effective if its independent and consists of more members of the civil society organizations.”