ArmInfo. As in any other law-based state there are no 'unsinkable' judges, officials and institutions in Armenia and there cannot be any. MP of the National Assembly of Armenia from the "My Step" bloc Anush Begloyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo, commenting on the possibility for Hrayr Tovmasyan to remain the Chairman of the Constitutional Court.
On September 14, the Constitutional Court of Armenia rejected the consideration of the deprivation of authority of its head Hrayr Tovmasyan. On October 4, the National Assembly of Armenia with 98 votes in favor and 1 vote against adopted the appeal prepared by the parliamentary faction of the "My Step" bloc to the Constitutional Court on the termination of the powers of Hrayr Tovmasyan. The initiative of the ruling party was initially supported by colleagues from the Bright Armenia faction. "The rejection of our initiative by the Constitutional Court should be considered in the framework of the practice and strategy adopted by this judicial authority in relation to other state authorities. The decision was made for reasons incomprehensible to us, since the Constitutional Court has not yet published the legal grounds that prompted it to make such a decision "We are waiting for the publication of these grounds in order to determine a further strategy towards resolving the situation around the Constitutional Court," she said.
According to Begloyan, in this strategy, the parliament will in any case rely solely on legislative mechanisms, and apply methods that fit into the framework of the rule of law. According to her, the parliament, in general, and the ruling "My Step" bloc, in particular, upon necessity, will take further steps towards resolving the situation around the Constitutional Court exclusively within the framework of the philosophy and legislation of the rule of law. At the same time, the parliamentarian did not rule out that in the event of a situation in which it turns out that the current laws related to the Constitutional Court are not able to resolve the problem, the My Step bloc or other parliamentary factions may come forward with the initiative to introduce relevant amendments to the country's Basic Law. In its appeal to the Constitutional Court the parliament presented four grounds for terminating Tovmasyan's powers. First, he did not have the right to participate in the consideration of "the Kocharyan case"by the Constitutional Court, since he was connected not only with him, but also with the Republicans, in particular, with former President Serzh Sargsyan. Second, Tovmasyan is the godfather of Kocharian's lawyer Aram Orbelian. Third, Tovmasyan's previous statements on the "March 1 case" give reason to consider his position partial. Fourth justification - Tovmasyan neglected all of the above circumstances and did not report the impossibility of his participation in the consideration of the "Kocharyan case".