On Friday hundreds members of a coalition of opposition and civic groups have held a protest rally against constitutional reforms.
Protestors accused Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian for seeking to “perpetuate” his rule and urging Armenians to reject his constitutional changes.
The “No Front” attracted a relatively small crowd to the city’s Liberty Square during its second rally against the changes envisaging Armenia’s transition to a parliamentary system of government after Sarkisian completes his second presidential term in 2018.
“If we vote for those changes it will be our last vote,” claimed Aram Manukian of the Armenian National Congress (HAK), the largest of the opposition parties aligned in the grouping. “Such an outcome of the referendum [on the proposed constitutional amendments] … would constitutionally perpetuate Serzh Sarkisian’s and his Republican Party’s rule.”