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YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of Armenia writes: The [parliamentary] opposition will not contest at the Constitutional Court [(CC)] the matter of depriving National Assembly [(NA)] vice president [and opposition MP] Ishkhan Saghatelyan and Standing Committee on Economic Affairs chairman [and opposition MP] Vahe Hakobyan of [their aforesaid] positions.

Aram Vardevanyan, an MP of the NA [opposition] "Armenia" Faction, told Zhoghovurd daily about this. "Should we contest [it] in that same court that recognized the Criminal Code article on grave insult as constitutional? We will not petition [to the CC]," Vardevanyan emphasized.

Let's remind that after the snap parliamentary elections of 2021, the opposition members had started with a lawsuit to dispute the elections, then developed the practice of petitioning to the CC. Within a year, the opposition—led by Vardevanyan himself—petitioned to the main court with more than a dozen lawsuits, whereas now the tactics have changed. As a result, the political power—the Civil Contract—can immediately and without hindrance deprive the opposition members of [their] positions.

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