ArmInfo. The head of the parliamentary faction "My Step" Lilit Makunts said that there is no bill to address the crisis of the Constitutional Court.
<As we have noted more than once, the Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan turned to the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe to obtain an opinion on the crisis in the Constitutional Court. After we receive it, we will discuss our next steps>, the lawmaker emphasized. At the same time, Makunts noted that the cancelation of the constitutional referendum was a necessity. A referendum is unacceptable in teh conditions of the coronavirus pandemic. <The health of our compatriots are crucial to us, and we must exercise caution. It seems to me that our colleagues from the opposition should understand our position>, Makunts said. The lawmaker said that the amendment of the "Law on Referendum> is associated exclusively with the threat of coronavirus. <At the same time, we are doing everything necessary to ensure that the Constitutional Court acts within the framework of the 2015 Constitution. Moreover, we have obligations to ensure this compliance>, the head of the faction emphasized.
To note, on May 27, a lawmaker from the My Step faction came up with a legislative initiative, according to which it is proposed to amend the <Referendum Law>. According to this bill, it is assumed that the National Assembly will be able to cancel the decision adopted by parliament on holding a referendum. The opposition sharply criticized the bill, calling it a false agenda. Opposition factions called on authorities to tackle the problems that arose in the country in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
To recall, on February 6, the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia adopted a decision on submitting draft amendments to the Constitution to the referendum. 88 lawmakers voted for this decision, 15 against. The matter concerns introducing amendments to Article 213 of the Constitution, providing for the dissolution of the Constitutional Court. A referendum on constitutional amendments was scheduled for April 5 this year. However, because of the coronavirus epidemic, it had to be canceled.