6 Feb 2020 19:09

Armenia to hold referendum on Constitutional Court

YEREVAN. Feb 6 (Interfax) - The Armenian parliament on Thursday decided to hold a national referendum on constitutional changes, involving the resignation of the Constitutional Court president, Hrayr Tovmasyan, and several other judges.

The bill was authored by the parliamentary majority led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party.

Pashinyan had urged parliament to vote for the referendum, which would result in the people forming an independent constitutional court.

The constitutional changes failed to pass the first reading in parliament, which, under the Constitution, meant the issue was automatically put to a referendum.