ArmInfo. Yervand Khundkaryan was elected as a candidate for a judge of the Constitutional Court. The corresponding decision was made following the results of the General Meeting of Judges, which took place behind closed doors.
The chairman of the Court of Cassation Yervand Khundkaryan and the chairman of the court of general jurisdiction of the first instance of Tavush region Arman Kyureghyan nominated their candidatures for the vacant position of the judge of the Constitutional Court. By another decision of the meeting of judges, the judge of the Civil Court of Cassation Stepan Mikaelyan was elected a member of the Supreme Judicial Council.
To add, Khundkaryan's candidacy must be submitted for parliamentary approval. Earlier, the Government of Armenia nominated Vahram Nersisyan as its candidate for the position of judge of the Constitutional Court. The President of Armenia must also present his candidate.
Earlier, Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan signed amendments to the law "On the Constitutional Court", which was adopted on June 30. In accordance with them, the powers of all judges of the Constitutional Court are limited to 12 years. After the adoption of the amendments, three judges who had worked for over 12 years were dismissed from their posts: Alvina Gyulumyan, Hrant Nazaryan and Felix Tokhyan. The chairman of the court, Hrayr Tovmasyan, has become an ordinary judge. New judges will now be elected instead. One candidate is proposed by the government, the second - by the president, the third - by the General Meeting of Judges.