ArmInfo. The change of elites in such a state as Armenia always takes place according to a "soft" scenario. This was announced on February 18 at a press conference by the head of the Caucasus Institute, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan.
He noted that the change of elites in the country began in April 2018. "It also took place in the judicial field, which, in fact, fits perfectly into the logic of any revolution. Thus, what is happening in the country is not a surprise, it was predictable. First, the executive branch changed, then the legislative and the turn of the courts came, "the expert emphasized.
Iskandaryan emphasized that a process is now taking place when the government, through various methods, is trying to change the composition of the judiciary, including through transitional justice, and then a referendum. "But such a" soft "scenario is not possible everywhere, I mean countries with harsh regimes, such as Azerbaijan or North Korea," the political scientist said.
It should be noted that on February 6, the parliament adopted a referendum decision at which Armenian citizens will decide whether they agree to amend the Constitution of the country. On April 5, a constitutional referendum will be held in Armenia, at which the issue of judges of the Constitutional Court will be decided. Many deputies and human rights activists said that this decision is unconstitutional, since initially the deputies had to send their proposal to the Constitutional Court. After that, two campaign headquarters were formed, which campaign to vote "for" these Constitutional amendments and "against" them. According to the decision adopted on February 11 at the CEC meeting, the campaign will be held from February 17 to April 3.