YEREVAN, March 2. /ARKA/. The leader of the opposition parliament-represented Bright Armenia party Edmon Marukyan paid a visit today to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian.
According to Sarkissian’s press service, the president who had tested earlier this year positive for the British variant of coronavirus during a visit to UK and had to spend some time at a local hospital, is still unwell.
According to the press service, the interlocutors discussed ways to resolve the internal political crisis in the country, as well as issues related to early parliamentary elections and possible constitutional changes.
Earlier today, Marukyan said that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan got in touch with him today morning suggesting they meet to discuss holding snap polls as a way out of the ongoing political crisis.
Addressing his supporters on March 1 who rallied in a central Yerevan square, Pashinyan proposed to hold a referendum in October to adopt a new constitution as well as a snap election.
“If we come to an agreement, early elections can be organized later this year. Moreover, I am against postponing the elections. I am for holding them right now,” Marukyan said. He said the failure to organize such polls is fraught with danger for the future of the country. -0-