Civic observers protest against the intransparent pushing for constitutional reform in Armenia

Yerewan, 5 October 2015

Armenian authorities push forward a referendum on comprehesive constitutional amendments changing the governance system from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary one. The changes would enable the incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan to stay in power after the expiration of his second and last term in office and to secure the monopoly power of his polical party. The civic election observers and human rigths groups of Armenia protest against the lack of transparency and public consensus on the planned changes as well as the hasty and aggresive way of pushing for the constitutional reform.

You can find the report of Transparency International about the non-compliance of the initiated constitutional referendum with the international standards here and HCA Vanadzor Assessment օf RA Constitutional Reforms here.

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