The draft constitutional amendments has already been sent to the Venice Commission for final resolution. The Council of Europe urges Armenia to submit to referendum the draft approved by the Venice Commission. July9-12 we asked 100 citizens what do they think about the fact that the constitution reform is being carried out under the immediate supervision of the commission.
54% of the respondents considers that Armenia should take into account all the proposals by the Venice Commission. “If we joined the CoE we should admit their rules”, a young man said.
A 68-year-old man rates the proposals as positives and thinks that with adopting them our country will become more democratic.
22% of those surveyed think that the Venice Commission must not dictate how we should act. “How about our mentality, traditions and customs? Why should our leadership follow every word of the commission?” a man of 50 said.
24% of the respondents found difficulty in answering
To remind, the Venice Commission, in part, demanded elected post of the Mayor of Yerevan, division of power and complete independence of juridical bodies.