Armenian Parliament votes to hold referendum on Constitutional reforms

The Armenian National Assembly voted 104 to 10 with 3 abstentions today to put the package of Constitutional amendments on a referendum.

The Republican Party faction voted in favor of reforms, so did the Prosperous Armenia (except for Tigran Urikhanyan).

Three members of the Orinats Yerkir faction abstained, two others voted no. Lyudmila Sargsyan of the Armenian National Congress, Tevan Poghosyan of the Heritage faction and Alik Arzumanyan were the three opposition lawmakers to support the initiative.

The parliamentary hearing was accompanied by protests outside the National Assembly. A number of citizens were detained.