Past daily of Armenia writes: According to our information, new developments are taking place in connection with the package of constitutional amendments circulated by [PM] Nikol Pashinyan on various occasions.
According to the source of the newspaper, after two years, the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution has actually completed the work and sent the draft to Venice two years later. Moreover, according to our source, the Venice Commission has presented its preliminary opinion (for now, on an unofficial level).
In a conversation with us, one of the people with a quite high reputation in the legal community noted that the [Venice Commission’s] conclusion was much harsher than expected. It became known to the newspaper that the commission mainly emphasized the fact that the new Constitution contains elements of obvious authoritarianism, serious violations (especially in connection with the prime minister's powers in security matters) of the standards adopted in the parliamentary government system were highlighted.
Also, they insinuated indirectly that going to a referendum with a Constitutional package of such quality is an open anti-democratic process.