ArmInfo. Former members of the Constitutional Court, of course, can apply to the ECHR. Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan stated this in an interview with reporters. At the same time, the speaker noted that he did not know what decision the ECHR would take in this case.
To the question that President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian noted that he several times nominated candidates for the position of judges of the Constitutional Court, however, the parliament did not approve these candidates and, in order to maintain the balance, Sarkissian suggested that three candidates for the position of judges of the Constitutional Court will be approved by the parliament, three by the President, and three by the Government, the speaker said: <Yes, the President of Armenia twice nominated candidates who were not approved by the Parliament. However, parliament approved one of the nominations put forward by the President. According to the current constitutional provisions, court representatives, as well as the President, nominate candidates, but the choice will be the National Assembly's to make. In other words, we acted in accordance with the Constitution. We are considering the proposal of any proposal, but the choice is ours>, he stressed.
Mirzoyan noted that the model proposed by the President implies constitutional changes. "As you know, now the commission is conducting work that is developing to amend the Constitution and the President can appeal to members of the commission," the head of parliament said. The Speaker stated that the commission will discuss any proposals.