During its meeting at the headquarters of the Civil Contract Party, the My Step faction of the National Assembly discussed the content and results of the Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting, the campaign for the referendum for constitutional amendments and several issues related to the National Assembly. This is what Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan told reporters today.
When asked if the authorities are concerned about the fact that nobody has created a NO campaign ahead of the referendum, Alen Simonyan said he is certain that there will be a NO campaign and that even if it isn’t created, there is nothing to worry about.
He added that it’s normal that Armenian human rights activists have submitted an application to create a NO campaign. Touching upon the format for the campaign, Alen Simonyan said there is still no decision on the formats. “The Prime Minister will participate in the campaign because he loves to interact with the people,” he said.
Talking about a political scientist’s view that Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan has been designated as head of the YES campaign since he has good ties with regional governors and heads of municipalities and can use their resources, Simonyan said Papikyan was the head of the My Step headquarters during the parliamentary elections and his experience can be of use during the campaign for the referendum.