YEREVAN. – The judges of the Constitutional Court of Armenia can make use of the law on early retirement by no later than February 27. Vahagn Hovakimyan, a member of the majority My Step parliamentary faction, said this during the briefing in the National Assembly on January 29.
According to him, the law entered into force on December 27 of the year past, and will remain in force until February 27 of this year.
"You just have to be patient," Hovakimyan added. “We are dealing with a situation when there is a tool at present to resolve the current crisis. The seven members of the Constitutional Court were presented an opportunity to retire in dignity. Future steps can only be talked about after the end of the said deadline."
Lilit Makunts, head of the My Step faction, in her turn, assured that no one is forcing the judges to make use of the aforesaid law.
"Making use of the early retirement is a right, and no one here obligates anything," she added, noting that the decision should ultimately be made by the members of the Constitutional Court.