YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of Armenia writes: Zhoghovurd daily has learned details from the closed-door meeting of the [majority] My Step faction of the NA [National Assembly] yesterday, the main topic of which was again the matter of the candidates for members of the Constitutional Court [(CC)] and of their voting.
According to our information, during the closed session that lasted for three and a half hours, the MPs this time referred more to Yervand Khundkaryan, the candidate nominated by the General Assembly of Judges, and this time they had gathered to find out what position they have regarding him.
The thing is that the MPs of the ruling faction had already referred to Vahram Avetisyan, the candidate nominated by the government, and Artur Vagharshyan, the candidate nominated by President Armen Sarkissian, and it was clear that some of the MPs were against them in any case.
And while the [My Step faction] approach is not so unequivocal about those two candidates, and there are MPs who are against [them], the MPs are more positive about Yervand Khundkaryan's candidacy, and there were not so many opinions against.
Also, they decided within the faction that they will make a final decision also after the meeting with Khundkaryan, which will take place in the coming days.
And the CC newly appointed members will be elected [by the NA] by the end of this month—through special sessions.