Aram Orbelyan - Legality of Armenian Territorial Handovers to Azerbaijan, Triggering Parliamentary Elections Through Opposition Resignations | Ep 340 - June 23, 2024 [EP340]

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 | Category: Armenia, Azerbaijan | Series: cog



  • Unconstitutional “Delimitation” Process
  • Could the Opposition Trigger New Elections?

Episode 340 | Recorded: June 21, 2024

Show Notes

Legal & Constitutional Issues in Armenian Politics

Unconstitutional “Delimitation” Process


  • Is this process legal and constitutional?
  • Pashinyan administration members say that these lands are not Armenia and there has been a mistake made by the Cadastre. Does this set a precedent where, one day Armenia’s cadastre committee could say that they realized that all those property rights south of Lake Sevan were issued by mistake, due to the Treaty of Alexandropol. Is this a correct analogy with what’s happening to the dispossessed residents of Kirants, in Tavush?

Could the Opposition Trigger New Elections?

Over the past few months the “idea” has been circulated from certain sectors that the parliamentary opposition should give up their mandates, and thus trigger a constitutional crisis in Armenia, leading to new elections.

Both of the parliamentary opposition alliances have rejected this.


  • Especially considering that the ruling party has a super-majority in the parliament, does the argument hold water that a “mass resignation” by the opposition would trigger a “constitutional crisis” and lead to new elections?


All right, that’s our show, we hope you found it useful. Please find us on Social Media and follow us everywhere you get your Armenian news, the links are in the show notes.

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Aram Orbelyan

Aram Orbelyan

Aram Orbelyan is an international law specialist, who is an attorney and managing partner at Concern Dialog law firm, and PhD in Public international law. Mr. Orbelyan lectures at the Academy of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, and lectured public international law at French University of Armenia. Mr. Orbelyan was Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia between 2011 and 2014.


Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan is an information security engineer who moved from Seattle to Armenia in 2022. He co-founded the ANN/Groong podcast in 2020 and has been a contributor to Groong News since the late 1990s.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Hovik Manucharyan on the ANN/Groong podcast are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of his employer or any other organization.

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed is founder of the Armenian News Network Groong and co-founder of the ANN/Groong podcast.

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