“The citizen of the Republic of Armenia has all the rights guaranteed by the Constitution to decide whether Amulsar mine will be developed or whether Amulsar will remain a mountain. Are you going to put the matter of Amulsar Mine to a referendum? ”Ani Samsonyan, a member of “Bright Armenia” faction, asked RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on March 4 at National Assembly.
In response, Nikol Pashinyan said: “If we come to the conclusion as a result of the discussions that there is such a need, we are not constrained by anything. If we haven't come up with such an initiative so far, that means we haven't arrived at the conclusion that we should hold a referendum on this issue.”
“If the Armenian legislation allows this issue to be resolved through a referendum, for example, the Armenian legislation also allows a referendum by a civil initiative. If there is such an opportunity, why not take such an initiative? If there is no such opportunity then one should look at. This is a purely legal matter that I am not ready to answer it now. We will look at your proposal and see what the legal field is in this regard,” Nikol Pashinyan replied.
15:13 March 05, 2020