During the extraordinary sitting of the Armenian National Assembly on Friday, the results of secret ballot on electing the chairman and members of the Central Election Commission were announced.
The parliamentary faction of the ruling Civil Contract party nominated deputy Vahagn Hovakimyan for the post of Chairman of the Central Election Commission. He received the unanimous support of 65 deputies.
During the extraordinary sitting the nominees for the vacant positions of CEC members were also presented and discussed. A total of 12 candidates were discussed (not including Hovakimyan). However, only 6 candidates were considered today.
In order to be elected, candidates had to secure 3/5 of the votes of the total number of deputies. That is, 64 votes out of the available 107. All 6 candidates, following a secret ballot, received 65 votes each.
The parliamentary opposition in the form of opposition blocs "Armenia" and "I have honor" did not participate in the discussions and voting. It essentially boycotted the work of the National Assembly.