YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: A noteworthy situation has arisen around the Constitutional Court [(CC)]. The thing is that yesterday RA President Armen Sarkissian, ultimately, nominated Artur Vagharshyan as a candidate for Constitutional [Court] judge.
And earlier, the General Assembly of Judges elected Yervand Khundkaryan, President of the Court of Cassation, as a candidate for a CC judge, and the Government—Doctor of Law, Professor Vahram Avetisyan. And in this respect an interesting situation has been created, as some members of the [majority] My Step faction of the National Assembly (…) are against the candidates of the Government and the General Assembly of Judges, and according to Zhoghovurd daily’s information, some of them are also against Artur Vagharshyan, who was already nominated [for this post] and rejected by My Step once. It is about the wing of the [My Step MPs] which is under the influence of Constitutional Court Judge Vahe Grigoryan, and by acting with his lobbying, they are expressing against, especially Vahram Avetisyan.