ArmInfo. The Civil Contract party has been and remains the political force that brings innovation and new thinking. On February 25, during the fundraising campaign for the constitutional referendum, the head of the "Yes" campaign headquarters, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan stated.
According to him, if in the past political processes affected the interests of only one political force, then the Civil Contract party aims to involve broad sections of society in political processes. After the velvet revolution, the minister continued, the citizens of the country got the opportunity to form effective authorities. Papikyan recalled that a constitutional referendum will be held on April 5, during which the country's citizens will have to make another important decision, and raising funds for a campaign will allow the "Yes" headquarters to be more actively involved in this process. Moreover, even 1 dram, which will be collected from 1 thousand citizens, will be important because it will involve as many people as possible. The minister also emphasized that an active campaign will be held before April 2.
In turn, the speaker of the Armenian parliament Ararat Mirzoyan expressed categorical disagreement with the prevailing opinion that a referendum is being held in Armenia for the sake of one member of the Constitutional Court. According to him, the real price of the issue is the fate of democracy in the country. The speaker noted that in strong democratic countries all branches of power are divided, and Armenia should not lag behind these processes. He emphasized that the authorities in their actions are guided exclusively by the provisions of the Basic Law, in particular, its 1.2 and 3 articles, the protection of democratic values and institutional guarantees. The speaker expressed confidence that a truly independent, objective and impartial Constitutional Court will be formed following the results of the referendum and subsequent events in Armenia. He called on citizens to say yes to the referendum and take an active part in it.