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by David Stepanyan
Constitutional Court of Armenia urgently needed new windows worth 62 million drams, Head of the Constitutional Court Staff Arushan Hakobyan said during discussions on the draft state budget for 2014 in the Parliament, Tuesday.
The given statement aroused hot debates in the session hall. In response to numerous demands to explain the reason of such expensive repair, Hakobyan replied nothing. Head of the Parliament Committee for State and Legal Affairs David Haroutiunyan demanded explanations from Deputy Finance Minister Pavel Safaryan, who said that no estimates have been submitted to the Ministry.
In response, Hakobyan grew furious and claimed that the substantiation of the Constitutional Court's request had been submitted to the Ministry long ago. He explained that the windows of the three-storey session hall of the Constitutional Court are in poor state and it is high time to replace them. In addition, Hakobyan demanded another two official cars.
Meanwhile, only by official data, nearly 32% of the population of Armenia or nearly 1 million people live below the poverty level, ad these data keep growing.