Prime Minister: We are waiting for the comments of the Venice  Commission on the issue of the Constitutional Court of Armenia

ArmInfo. A referendum on constitutional amendments, according to which it is planned to resolve the issue with the Constitutional Court; can be held in  May-June of next year in the best case.   The Prime Minister of the...

Prime Minister: We are waiting for the comments of the Venice  Commission on the issue of the Constitutional Court of Armenia
ArmInfo. A referendum on constitutional amendments, according to which it is planned to resolve the issue with the Constitutional Court; can be held in  May-June of next year in the best case.   The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan  announced this on May 16 at a press conference.  According to him,  today, waiting for the end of the pandemic to hold a referendum means  losing time. For this reason, the country's authorities sent an  appeal to the Venice Commission with a request about the possibility  of solving this problem through the capabilities of the National  Assembly.  To recall, the vote was scheduled for April 5 this year.  The draft amendments to the Constitution of Armenia, developed by the  My Step faction, provided for the termination of the powers of the  chairman and members of the Constitutional Court, appointed before  the constitutional reform in 2015. Only two of the nine judges of the  Constitutional Court, Vahe Grigoryan and Armen Dilanyan, are not  subject to this change. The remaining seven, including the chairman  of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan, became members of the  Constitutional Court in accordance with the provisions of the main  law as amended in 1995 and 2005.