Nothing positive has taken place in Armenia followed by the constitutional reform - leader of New Times party
(Panorama.am) - Nothing positive has taken place in Armenia followed by the constitutional reform, Aram Karapetyan, leader of New Times party, told reporters today during a discussion dedicated to one of referendum on constitution, reports Trend.
In his words, the authorities once again proved that they are the owners of the country. Karapetyan believes the only positive thing was that people boycotted the referendum. More than 350,000 voters did not take part in the referendum, Karapetyan pointed out. He said again everything was pre-decided at the top levels.
Eduard Antinyan, secretary of polit board of Liberal Progressive party of Armenia, said normal elections and referendum are impossible to conduct under the conditions of distrust. After constitutional reforms we have not witnessed democratization. Moreover, basis of democracy were not created in the country. On the contrary, people started to trust the authorities less, he said. He also noted that the positive thing is that citizens can now on apply to the Constitutional Court.