YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: This time the Venice Commission will save President Armen Sarkissian from another disgrace.
On June 3, the National Assembly adopted the bill on the possibility of canceling the referendum, which [the bill] was described by many lawyers as unconstitutional.
15 days have already passed, but President Armen Sarkissian has not signed that law, and although he has a 21-day period [to sign it], according to the information, he was waiting for the conclusion of the Venice Commission.
As it is known, the RA authorities have written a petition to the Venice Commission on several issues to resolve the "crisis" of the CC [Constitutional Court], and one of them is about the possibility of the referendum being canceled at the NA [National Assembly].
According to our sources, the opinion of the [Venice] Commission on this issue is positive, and they substantiated this response with the coronavirus pandemic; that is, this time Armen Sarkissian will at least have grounds to justify himself while signing, and he will not once again have to make a decision imposed by [PM Nikol] Pashinyan.