ArmInfo.The Constitutional Court of Armenia at the meeting held the day before rejected the appeal of the RA National Assembly on the termination of the powers of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan. This was announced by the head of the Constitutional Court Edgar Ghazaryan.
According to him, the procedural decision of the Constitutional Court will be published within the deadlines established by law.
Recall that the National Assembly of Armenia at the next meeting on October 4 adopted the initiative of the "My Step" ruling bloc to appeal to the Constitutional Court on early termination of the powers of the head of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan. 98 deputies voted for the adoption of the initiative, with one against. The decision of the National Assembly was advisory in nature, since the final word belongs to the members of the Constitutional Court. 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 rested with the members of the COP. Meanwhile, on October 3, in an interview with one of the TV channels, Hrayr Tovmasyan stated 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 my departure, the Constitutional Court will become a fully puppet body in the hands of the new government of Armenia, which will carry out political decisions or give them a trade dress," the head of the Constitutional Court noted. However, Tovmasyan did not see any objective reasons to leave his post. He did not deny the existence 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."