PACE Interested In Progress In Constitutional Reform In Armenia


YEREVAN, JUNE 4. ARMINFO. An expert of CE Venice Commission Gianni
Buquicchio expressed doubts regarding inclusion of the issue of
Constitutional reforms in the agenda of summer session of PACE June
20-24. Talking to ARMINFO, he stated that PACE is interested in a
progress in the constitutional reform in the country. We have agreed
that another round of discussions on the draft constitutional reform
will be held on June 24 after PACE summer session in Strasbourg and
before the second reading of the draft. If our proposals are adopted,
the referendum will be held in October, Buquicchio says. It should
be noted that Venice Commission Plenary session is fixed for 10-11
June, Venice (Italy) – On the agenda: freedom of _expression and media
pluralism in Italy; constitutional reform in Armenia, electoral reform
in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the decertification of police officers
in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office of
the Russian Federation and the amendments to the Constitution of
Ukraine adopted during the “Orange revolution”. A briefing for the
press will be held during the session at the Scuola Grande di San
Giovanni Evangelista (Venice).

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