The election of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople has begun, Ermenihaber.am reports from Istanbul.
The election of the Patriarch takes place at the Patriarchate.
The candidates are Archbishop Aram Ateşyan and Bishop Sahag Maşalyan.
The election of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople is held in three rounds.
In the final round on December 11, the secular and clergy delegates will elect the patriarch.