Press: New Armenian President may be elected on March 3

Press: New Armenian President may be elected on March 3
# 18 February 2022 10:48 (UTC +04:00)

The new President of Armenia may be elected on March 3, APA reports citing Zhoghovurd newspaper.

According to Zhoghovurd daily’s information from sources close to the “Civil Contract” Faction, the authorities intend to hold the election in the period from March 3 to March 5; it is not ruled out—on March 3 exactly.

The authorities do not have enough votes to pass residential candidate Vahagn Khachaturyan in the first round, and [therefore] they have turned to the [parliamentary] opposition for help. However, their intention did not succeed, and, in fact, they already realized that the president would not be elected in the first round. According to the constitution, at least three-quarters of the total number of votes of the MPs—or 81 votes in favor—is required, whereas the majority has only 71 seats. The presidential candidate will not be elected without 10 votes of the opposition.

Moreover, according to the Zhoghovurd daily’s information, the inauguration ceremony of the President is planned to be held on March 14-15,

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