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YEREVAN. – I don’t see any grounds for Constitutional Court member Hrayr Tovmasyan to terminate his powers. Gevorg Petrosyan, a member of the opposition Prosperous Armenia faction at the National Assembly, on Tuesday said this during the traditional briefings at the parliament.

He noted that according to the law on the Constitutional Court (CC) of Armenia, the grounds for this court to adopt a decision to terminate the powers of a CC member have long been listed and are comprehensive.

“The My Step bloc is obligated to submit the [respective] initiative in case of participation by three-fifths of the total number of deputies,” Petrosyan stressed. “But we [Prosperous Armenia] have no right to express a preconceived view. We are not a political force that will automatically join an initiative without studying and analyzing its foundations.”

Lilit Makunts, head of the majority My Step faction at the NA, on Monday announced the initiative to launch a procedure to achieve the resignation of Constitutional Court president Hrayr Tovmasyan—and based on the results of the faction’s meeting on the same day.

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