Hayrikyan seek delay of the elections

Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan, who was shot and wounded on January 31, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to postpone the elections for two weeks.

According to Article 52 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, should one of the presidential candidates face insurmountable obstacles, the election of the President of the Republic shall be postponed for two weeks. The Constitutional Court is eligible to rule whether the obstacles are insurmountable or not.

The Constitutional Court is expected to decide Hayrikyan’s appeal within four days. If the Court rules that the obstacles are not insurmountable, the elections will take place on February 18, as no other candidate has applied to the Constitutional Court.


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