ArmInfo. The approach of RA President Armen Sarkissian, who nominated Artur Vagharshyan for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court, is a little incomprehensible. On August 5, MP from "My Step" Nikolay Baghdasaryan told reporters about this after the meeting of the faction.
The President nominated Artur Vagharshyan as early as May last year, but then this candidacy was rejected by the parliament. In connection with the re-nomination of Vagharshyan, Baghdasaryan called the president's approach to this issue a little incomprehensible, given that the parliament had already made its decision on this candidate.
Earlier, Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan signed a law on 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 amendments were adopted, three judges who had worked for more than 12 years were dismissed: Alvina Gyulumyan, Hrant Nazaryan and Felix Tokhyan. Head of the CC, 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 Assembly of Judges. The government has nominated Doctor of Law, Professor Vahram Avetisyan. At the general meeting of judges, chairman of the RA Court of Cassation Yervand Khundkaryan was elected as a candidate for the Constitutional Court judge. Artur Vagharshyan, nominated by the President, is a Doctor of Law, Professor.