January 17
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YEREVAN. – The National Assembly on Friday did not elect Emil Babayan as member of the Constitutional Court (CC) of Armenia.

As a result of the respective election, Babayan garnered 51 votes “for” and 3 “against.”

Under the law, a CC judge is elected by at least three-fifths of the total number of MPs in the 105-seat parliament of Armenia; that is, Babayan needed at least 63 votes in his favor to become a CC member.

The opposition “Tsarukyan” and “Way Out” (Yelk) factions had announced that would not participate in this voting for the CC judge.

President Armen Sarkissian had nominated Emil Babayan as a candidate for Constitutional Court member.

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