CC chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan gives Armenia’s PM 20-day time to ground his statement

25/01/2020 18:25

CC chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan gives Armenia’s PM 20-day time to ground his statement


Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan referred in a statement to the claims of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan voiced at a press conference today, describing them as lies, having no relation to reality.

The CC chairman stated that after May 2018 he talked with Armenia's PM Nikol Pashinyan on phone twice.

“During the first phone conversation he asked me to examine an international agreement necessary for the implementation of Armenia’s international commitments in possible shortest period of time. And the second time we talked at my initiative as I was to organize his meeting with the Chairman of Germany’s Constitutional Court Andreas Voßkuhle in the sidelines of the latter’s visit. I have never met face-to-face with Nikol Pashinyan. I have never visited the Government building and his governmental residence either, with the exception of the meeting with Voßkuhle. Pashinyan as well has neither visited the Constitutional Court, nor my office. I have never offered my services to either Pashinyan or any representative of the authorities,” Hrayr Tovmasyan said in the statement.

“I demand from the PM to publicly voice at least one trustworthy fact, one objective fact showing that at least once after May 2018 I have offered “my services” directly or in a mediated way and proposed “to undertake any step” against Pashinyan or his force's support to me or the Constitutional Court,” Tovmasyan said.

“I tell and I claim, as a citizen of the Republic of Armenia and an Armenian man, whose honor and dignity are above everything, that lie and forgery are unacceptable and condemnable, especially if voiced by high-ranking official. Starting from this moment, I will patiently wait for 20 days for Pashinyan to publish any objective fact, any trustworthy proof grounding his words. Otherwise, I will ask my lawyers to submit a lawsuit against Nikol Pashinyan for slander,” Tovmasyan said in the statement.

Speaking at a press conference earlier today, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claimed that CC chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan starting from May 2018 first in a daily regime, then in a weekly and then in a monthly offered his services saying "I am the authir of the text of the Constitution and can reveal all the vulnerable sides for us to do something."
 
"On the background of these proposals he was sent to a corresponding place as I have never had and will never have any wish to cooperate with representatives of the corrupted regime but the Republic of Armenia will have Constitutional Court," the PM stated at the press conference.


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