A civic group campaigning against controversial constitutional changes considers that obstruction to their holding of indoor meetings with citizens is another manifestation of government pressure on the “No” camp in the campaign leading to the December 6 referendum.
Possible meetings between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan, on the margins of a United Nations climate change summit commencing in Paris, France, on November 30 – or absence thereof – may have far-reaching implications for the region, analysts say.
Changing the Constitution is not the most important issue that is facing Armenia and that will solve vital problems for Armenian citizens, Levon Barseghyan, an opposition member of Gyumri’s City Council and head of the Asbarez journalistic club, said on Friday.
Lawyer Levon Baghdasaryan has called on media to refrain from their own assessments and interpretations of the case connected with the criminal group exposed and neutralized by Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) earlier this week.
This coming Sunday, December 6, citizens of Armenia of voting age would be offered to express their view on whether the current Constitution – in effect since 1995, amended in 2005 – should be changed or not.
The unemployment rate in Armenia has dropped compared to last year, which, however, can be only be relatively viewed as a positive trend, given the increased rate of out-migration and labor shortages in the country, said Lusine Kalantaryan, the head of the Labor Statistics Division of the National Statistical Service.
Leading players of Armenia’s national soccer team have dismissed the allegation of “betrayal” during an October 11 Euro-2016 qualifier against Albania that was made last week by Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) President Ruben Hayrapetyan.
The government has decided to borrow a loan of 75 million Euros from the French Development Agency to construct a reservoir in Vedi. It is another step to get closer to the dangerous level of Armenia’s foreign debt.
Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan’s son, Tigran Khachatryan’s appointment as an assistant to the head of the Hayantar (ArmForest) state non-profit organization ahead of the constitutional referendum on December 6, has given rise to debate, as only a few months ago, the governor’s son was charged with a serious crime, and the criminal prosecution was closed on October 1.
Armenia’s former president Levon Ter-Petrosyan has reiterated his warnings that the constitutional changes put to a December 6 referendum may involve great risks for Armenia.
The Ilur.am information website on Thursday published Ter-Petrosyan’s article called “Constitutional Referendum: Adventure Fraught with Unpredictable Consequences”, in which the first president calls the upcoming referendum a threat to national security.