Armenia ex-official says president rejected call of professionals, attaching importance of public opinion, Armenia
Feb 9 2020

20:59, 09.02.2020

Armenian president Armen Sarkissian has attached an importance to the public opinion, while rejecting the call of the professional public, human rights activist, former deputy chief of staff of Armenian parliament Arsen Babayan wrote on his Facebook.

According to him, more than 130 lawyers and human rights defenders merely required not to sign this decision and not to call a referendum.

"The president had many options, the worst of which was the signing of these anti-state changes," he said adding that Armen Sarkissian had the opportunity not to become a participant of this "anti-state process", but he "chose the worst option."

As reported earlier, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on a referendum on constitutional amendments.

Thus, the referendum is scheduled for April 5, 2020.

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