Garnering the 650,000 votes required for the constitutional amendments referendum is going to be problematic for the Armenian authorities. This is what political scientist Gagik Hambaryan told reporters today.
According to him, yesterday Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan launched a concealed campaign by donating books to people. Hambaryan is certain that this is the way Pashinyan will try to garner the votes required for the referendum.
The analyst added that he is preparing to join neither the YES campaign headquarters nor the NO campaign headquarters since joining either campaign headquarter will mean legitimizing the authorities’ unlawful aspiration for monarchy.
Hambaryan also said he’s doubtful about the authorities’ aspiration to hold two referenda for constitutional amendments this year and spend $7,000,000 for each referendum when there are many issues that remain unsolved.
The referendum for constitutional amendments is set to take place on April 5.