YEREVAN. – The issue of the President of the Constitutional Court will be discussed at the working session the Court. Edgar Shatiryan, recently elected judge of the Constitutional Court of Armenia, stated this in a talk with reporters outside the Court on Wednesday—and when asked whether there already was a decision on who is the main contender for the new president of the Constitutional Court.
"Naturally, there is no and there can be no decision because the issue of electing both the president and the vice president of the Court is resolved as a result of a secret ballot," he said.
To the remark that recently elected Judge Yervand Khundkaryan's name was mentioned in this regard, Shatiryan said that various names were circulating. "I do not want to consider the issue on a personal level. For me, at least in theory, all nine judges of the Court can vie for the position of both president and vice president," he added.
To the question as to whether he believes that Hrayr Tovmasyan—former president and now ordinary judge of the Constitutional Court—can also become the next president of Court, Shatiryan responded: "Everyone, at least in theory, can aspire to that position."
At their working session Wednesday, the judges of the Constitutional Court will elect the next president and vice-president of the Constitutional Court of Armenia.