Friday, February 21 2020 13:20
David Stepanyan

MP: We need a political and legal assessment of the participation of  the Constitutional Court in acts of violence against suffrage

MP: We need a political and legal assessment of the participation of  the Constitutional Court in acts of violence against suffrage

ArmInfo.Constitutional referendum - This is nothing more than a continuation of the "velvet revolution" in Armenia. Such an opinion was expressed to  ArmInfo, by   an independent deputy of the Armenian parliament Arman Babajanyan.

"There is a strong link between the change of power in May 2018 and  the referendum scheduled for April 5 to reform the Constitution. Both  the first and second are links of radical transformations, raising  the level of democracy in Armenia. In other words, the expected  referendum is aimed at establishing and developing our  country of  democracy, "he stressed.

Otherwise, according to Babajanyan, no other purpose could justify  the use of such an instrument, which is a referendum. The  parliamentarian does not doubt that there is a direct link between  the termination of powers of members of the Constitutional Court and  the protection of democracy in Armenia. Saying "Yes" at the  referendum, the Armenian society, according to his estimates, will  say it not only and not so much to the departure of the composition  of the Constitutional Court, but to the continuation of the in-depth  reforms in the country. The latter, in his opinion, is a direct  guarantee of the protection of democracy in Armenia.  On February 10,  Armenian President Armen Sargsyan signed a decree on holding a  referendum on constitutional amendments on April 5. Earlier, at an  extraordinary sitting 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.

At the same time, the parliamentarian is convinced of the need to  provide a political and legal assessment of the activities and  participation of the Constitutional Court in acts of violence over  the suffrage of the people over the past two decades. Without this  assessment, Babajanyan does not represent an institutional overcoming  of the constitutional crisis. Moreover, the absence of this  assessment makes the whole process around the COP meaningless.

"Accordingly, I consider giving a political and legal assessment by  parliament to be a constitutional referendum a necessary step.  Without this assessment, the process will not be complete and, by and  large, will bring neither democracy nor the constitutionality of our  country. In this sense, the referendum ceases to be the sole task of  the authorities as many oppositionists are trying to imagine, a  referendum is the task of the state, because its outcome will solve  the most important problems of the state and society, not the  government. m the level of trust and authority, only one of the  expected outcomes of the referendum ", - summed up the MP.

POST A COMMENT
Input digits     



Commented
Search by date