After yesterday's attack on presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan, online social networking sites began actively discussing the possibility of postponing the elections for two weeks.
Under the Armenian Constitution, if insurmountable obstacles arise for one of the presidential candidates during the election period, the presidential election is postponed for two weeks. If the insurmountable obstacles persist, a new election is appointed and the voting shall be held on the fortieth day following the expiration of the two-week's period.
The Constitutional Court must decide whether insurmountable obstacles have arisen as a result of the shooting attack on presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan, CEC President Tigran Mukuchyan said on February 1.
There are not criteria defining the list of insurmountable obstacles.
The CEC has no authority to make a postponement decision without the procedure launched by candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan or his representative.
"Paruyr Hayrikyan has not taken a decision yet," representatives of Hayrikyan's campaign headquarters told A1+.