Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed the decision on approving the composition of the Council on Constitutional Changes. According to the text of the decision the Council on Constitutional amendments was formed, its individual composition and activity order were approved. The professional commission of constitutional amendments will be formed within two months after the formation of the council.
Armenian Justice Minister Karen Andreasyan was appointed head of the council. The individual members of the council included Armenia's representative on international legal issues, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, Ombudsman of Armenia, Member of the Supreme Judicial Council Vigen Kocharyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan, an MP from the ruling Civil Contract party, and Edmon Marukyan, leader of the Bright Armenia party, member of the Republic party Masis Melkonyan, representative of the Vanadzor office of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Artur Sakunts, representative of the Europe of Law NGO Tigran Egorian, representative of the Union of Informed Citizens NGO Daniel Ioannisian.
The committee decision also noted that the draft of the constitutional amendments must be approved by June 30, 2023 and submitted to the RA Prime Minister's Office. As Armenian NEWS.am reported earlier, the opposition parliamentary blocs Armenia Alliance and I Have Honor Alliance boycotted the initiative and therefore did not nominate their candidates.