Tuesday, June 30 2020 17:32
Ani Mshetsyan

Parliament of Armenia in the second and final reading adopted  amendments to the law "On the  Constitutional Court"

Parliament of Armenia in the second and final reading adopted  amendments to the law "On the  Constitutional Court"

ArmInfo. During an extraordinary  meeting in the second and final reading, the Armenian parliament  adopted amendments to the law "On the Constitutional Court", The  parliamentary correspondent of ArmInfo reports.

80 MPs from the fraction <My Step> voted for these amendments,  against- one MP. As during the first reading, and during the second  meeting, the Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia factions  boycotted.  The latter said they did not intend to take part in the  anti-legal actions carried out by the ruling faction.

It should be noted that according to amendments to the law "On the  Constitutional Court", the Government, then the President of Armenia,  and, finally, the Council of Judges should nominate the vacant posts  of judges of the Constitutional Court. Nominations must be submitted  within two months.

In addition, this legislative initiative aims to clarify the  implementation of the pension rights of judges of the Constitutional  Court who retire as a result of amendments to the Constitution. After  the vacant seats of judges are taken, a new head of the  Constitutional Court should be elected within 10 days.

It should be noted that on June 22, parliament adopted a law amending  the Constitution. According to these changes, the powers of judges of  the Constitutional Court, who have been in office for more than 12  years, must be terminated. After the vacant posts of judges are  taken, the election of a new head of the Constitutional Court will  take place.  Three judges of the Constitutional Court who left their  posts - Alvina Gyulumyan, Feliks Tokhyan and Hrant Nazaryan  will  receive a lifelong pension. 

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