In Armenia the opposition has stated to the Prosecutor about the "usurpation of authority" of the COP
Three Armenian opposition party "prosperous Armenia, "homeland" and "Dashnaktsutiun" on Tuesday filed to the Prosecutor General's statement, accusing the representatives of state authorities usurping the powers of the constitutional court and the overthrow of the constitutional order in connection with the amendments to the Basic law, said the representative of the party "Fatherland" Arsen Babayan.
Earlier, the Armenian Parliament adopted the ruling faction of the "step" the draft amendments to the Constitution providing for the termination of powers of the head of the constitutional court, which will remain the judge of KS. The amendments also suggest the dismissal of constitutional court judges who together hold this position for at least 12 years. Thus, according to the amendments, the head of the COP Hrayr Tovmasyan is shifted from the position and powers of the three judges stop. Former Deputy speaker of the Parliament, former Minister of justice Arpine Hovhannisyan said that the government can't sack judges of the constitutional court, not yet amended the relevant article of the law.
In particular, according to the politician, the statement said "on the illegal election of a member of the COP" in 2019, the Pro-government candidate Vahe Grigoryan and his subsequent "self-proclaimed" Chairman of the constitutional court, the adoption by Parliament of a law offering the judges to prematurely retire from criminal cases and the pressure on the court.
"Then came the amendments to the Constitution, combined with the numerous criminal acts, for example, disclosure statements speaker (about the termination of powers of judges – ed.) although these powers are terminated on the basis of individual legal act", - said Babayan. He added that political forces accuse the current government is also in excess of powers of office in connection with the procedure for adopting amendments.
MP from the party "prosperous Armenia" Naira Zohrabyan told reporters that opposition forces hope that the common sense of prosecutors. "Presented in the statement of facts more than justified, and we would hope that the law enforcement system, in this case, the Prosecutor General's office, will be guided only by law ", - said the Deputy.
Earlier, the leaders of "prosperous Armenia" and "homeland" Gagik Tsarukyan and Arthur Vanetsyan, as well as the representative of the Supreme body of the Armenian revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun Ishkhan Saghatelyan agreed to establish a working group with the mandate to develop a program to coordinate joint action.