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.