Friday, October 4 2019 13:37
Alexandr Avanesov

The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia adopted the  initiative of the "My Step" bloc to appeal to the Constitutional  Court on the early termination of powers of the head of the  Constitutional Court

The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia adopted the  initiative of the "My Step" bloc to appeal to the Constitutional  Court on the early termination of powers of the head of the  Constitutional Court

ArmInfo. At a regular meeting on October 4, the National Assembly of Armenia adopted the initiative of the "My Step" ruling bloc to appeal to the  Constitutional Court on early termination of powers of the head of  the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan. 98 deputies voted for the  adoption of the initiative, with one against.

We note, however, that the decision of the National Assembly is  advisory in nature, since the final word will belong to the members  of the Constitutional Court, which must decide 2/3 of the votes.   Recall that the bill on the termination of powers of Hrayr Tovmasyan  was sent to the Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan on  September 19. According to the procedure, the parliament, after  discussing the issue, by secret ballot and with a 3/5 vote ratio, may  decide to appeal to the Constitutional Court to terminate the powers  of its head. However, the final decision will remain with the members  of the COP.

Meanwhile, on the eve of an interview with one of the TV channels,  Hrayr Tovmasyan said that an attempt to change the leadership of the  Constitutional Court is an attempt to neutralize his activities.  According to Tovmasyan, initiated by the My Step parliamentary  faction, the process of changing the head of the Constitutional Court  is a political decision aimed at eliminating, as he put it, the "last  braking system" in the country. After his departure, the  Constitutional Court will become a fully puppet body in the hands of  the new government of Armenia, which "will implement political  decisions or give them a trade dress," said the head of the  Constitutional Court.

At the same time, Tovmasyan did not see any objective reasons to  leave his post. He did not deny the existence of family ties with the  close circle of the former President of Armenia Robert Kocharian, but  noted that, despite the "kindred" pressure, he "acted for the good of  the country."

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