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Armenian Parliament President Signs Constitutional Court Amendments Law

Armenian National Assembly President Ararat Mirzoyan today signed the law "On Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on the Constitutional Court" adopted by the National Assembly on June 30.  

Since President Armen Sarkissian did not sign the law within 21 days after its adoption and did not dispute its constitutionality, authority to sign the law was transferred to the parliament president.

The controversial law calls for the dismissal of the Constitutional Court chairman and three other court members.

Constitutional Court Chairman Hrayr Tovmasian and the three ousted judges -- Alvina Gyulumyan, Felix Tokhyan and Hrant Nazaryan -- have refused to step down, arguing that the changes were enacted in violation of Armenia’s constitution and laws.

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