ArmInfo.The referendum scheduled for April 5 under the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia is unconstitutional, illegal and anti-democratic. This is stated in a statement by the Executive Body of the Republican Party of Armenia.
<The whole process of initiating a referendum, in its content and procedure, is completely inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia and the constitutional law <Regulations of the National Assembly>, and the political context of the issue has nothing to do with the guiding principles of building the rule of law and strengthening democracy.
The sole purpose of this adventure is to create an obedient Constitutional Court, which will not only not solve many of the real problems faced by citizens of the Republic of Armenia, but will also be another step in the destruction of statehood. The referendum agenda is destructive. This is an opportunity to distract the public from the most important issues and hide the failures of the government.
We, stating the foregoing and not wishing to participate in the disastrous process of the split of society by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and his political team, announce our decision not to participate in the anti-constitutional referendum campaign.
At the same time, we are alarmed that the reaction of the international community indicates that this process is not consistent with a member state of the Council of Europe and is detrimental to the international reputation of the Republic of Armenia, which will have serious consequences in terms of promoting the national agenda and exacerbating regional problems, as well as weakening of the position of Armenia in the negotiation process on the Karabakh issue>, the statement says.
Recall that the day before the constitutional referendum was opposed by the ARF "Dashnaktsutyun", which for many years was in a coalition with the then ruling Republican Party of Armenia. Head of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan is a former member of the RPA.
We add that the issue of dissolution of the Constitutional Court is included in the agenda of the referendum