YEREVAN. – The process of termination of the powers of Constitutional Court President Hrayr Tovmasyan—and launched by the ruling My Step bloc—is carried out within the framework of the authority of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia. Suren Grigoryan, a member of the majority My Step faction at the NA, on Tuesday stated about this during the traditional briefings at the parliament.
As per the MP, the launching of such a process by Armenia’s legislature cannot be considered as pressure because that authority is vested in the parliament by the country’s constitution.
“If people claim that the exercise of the powers put upon the National Assembly by the constitution is in itself viewed as a pressure on the judicial system, then I have very serious doubts about the legal knowledge of those individuals,” Grigoryan stressed.
He added that when this initiative comes to parliament for debates, the public will know more about its content.
Lilit Makunts, head of the 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.