ArmInfo. If the authorities do not use administrative mechanisms, within the framework of the logic of the Constitution effected until 2018, they will not be able to collect the necessary number of "Yes" on April 5. Political scientist Stepan Danielyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
To recall, on February 10, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on holding a referendum on constitutional amendments on April 5. Earlier, at an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly of Armenia on February 6, the MPs voted "for" the issue of the need to adopt amendments to the Constitution, providing for the termination of the powers of the chairman and members of the Constitutional Court for a referendum. We are talking about article 213 of the Constitution governing the tenure of members and the chairman of the Constitutional Court. The adoption of the amendments will allow the resignation of the current composition of the Constitutional Court.
"Our people just don't understand why they have to vote for. In the end, only a few understand what the expected constitutional changes are supposed to be. I read a little more and tried to analyze this system document, which requires special knowledge. In this light, the legitimacy of the forthcoming referendum is heavily threatened, "the political scientist emphasized.
According to Danielyan, after the "velvet revolution" it is necessary to engage in state-building work. Meanwhile, the authorities are trying for the second time under the guise of a revolution to inspire citizens to help them get rid of seven members of the Constitutional Court who are undesirable for them personally. In this light, he believes that the government does not have a serious message to society, respectively, once again appeals to the revolution.
The political scientist characterizes a similar situation as speculation, exploitation of citizens through the substitution of concepts, by bringing completely different processes to the idea of an accomplished revolution. Moreover, representing almost any issue as another revolution, the authorities, according to his estimates, accordingly represent any of his opponents as counter-revolutionaries.
"In my opinion, the passivity of the former government in opposing the constitutional referendum is precisely due to the reluctance to give the trump card to the current government. In other words, to stick the label of counter-revolutionaries on all disagreeing with the "Yes". Passivity of the" former "deprives the current rational explanation of the desire to implement a new revolution . It just stops working," concluded Danielyan.