YEREVAN. – The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday elected by secret ballot the three candidates who were nominated as judges to the Constitutional Court of Armenia.
The chairman of the NA Counting Commission, Vahagn Hovakimyan, presented the voting results.
Accordingly, General Assembly of Judges’ nominee Yervand Khundkaryan received 84 votes in favor and 2 against, President’s nominee Artur Vagharshyan received 86 votes in favor and 1 vote against, and government’s nominee Edgar Shatiryan received 85 votes in favor and 3 against.
In order to be elected a judge of the Constitutional Court, it is necessary to get 3/5 of the votes of the MPs.
Three seats in the Constitutional Court had become vacant as a result of constitutional amendments, when the powers of the three members of the Constitutional Court who had served in this capacity for more than 12 years were terminated.
Once the composition of the Constitutional Court is complemented, its members will elect the new president of the Constitutional Court.