ArmInfo. When I was elected Prime Minister of Armenia, I stated that I refused to interfere in the affairs of the judiciary entities, moreover, I was not going to give her instructions on behalf of the government. This was stated by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with Public Television of Armenia.
He noted that subsequently it became obvious - the public continues to hold the government responsible for decisions made by the judiciary. "When someone is detained, the government immediately becomes responsible for it. Or, when some person accused of corruption is released, the public begins to believe that the cabinet has conducted backstage negotiations. The country has a total distrust of the judiciary, since The Constitutional Court, directly or indirectly, participated in the deformation of the process of expressing the will of the people during the elections. People know that the Constitutional Court does not act independently, it acted in the structure of the pyramid of power. We say that it is necessary to form an independent judiciary system - where the court makes a decision, there would be no discussion about who, when and who put pressure on the judges' decision is necessary to create a truly independent judiciary, "-. Pashinyan stressed. The Prime Minister expressed the view that there is no confidence in the Constitutional Court. "Today in the country there is a Constitutional Court, which made exclusively market decisions, judges served exclusively the corruption authorities. And all this is considered by the public as the inaction of the government," he said.
To the assertion that the Constitutional Court is independent of the authorities, and that this is an independent structure, Pashinyan replied: "We are saying that it is necessary to have an independent court and not an independent judiciary, which continues to be dependent on the corruption system. And this is obvious and provable by facts. According to the RPA decision, in contrast to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court had to act according to the old logic>.
The Prime Minister did not agree with the view that the upcoming referendum is a shock to the public. "This is a product of old thinking, because at that time the words" elections "and" shocks "were identical. After the revolution in Armenia, these elections will not lead to shocks," Pashinyan emphasized. It should be noted that at an extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly of Armenia on February 6, the deputies voted "for" the issue of the need to adopt amendments to the Constitution, providing for the termination of the powers of the chairman and members of the Constitutional Court for a referendum. We are talking about article 213 of the Constitution governing the tenure of members and the chairman of the Constitutional Court. The adoption of the amendments will allow the resignation of the current composition of the Constitutional Court.