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Aris Babikian

Aris Babikian (Armenian: Արիս Պապիկեան) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of Scarborough—Agincourt as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Prior to, Babikian served as a Citizenship Judge from 2009-2015.

Aris Babikian

Արիս Պապիկեան
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MPP Aris Babikian in 2018
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough—Agincourt
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded bySoo Wong
Personal details
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario
ResidenceScarborough, Toronto, Ontario
OccupationCitizenship Judge

On June 7, 2018, Babikian was elected to Ontario Legislature winning over 50% of the vote, breaking the 30 year Liberal-hold in Scarborough—Agincourt. He is the first Armenian elected to Ontario Legislature.

Electoral recordEdit

Ontario general election, 2018: Scarborough—Agincourt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Aris Babikian 18,582 50.40 +15.77
Liberal Soo Wong 10,429 28.29 -21.55
New Democratic Tasleem Riaz 6,434 17.45 +5.64
Green Lydia West 635 1.72 -0.89
Libertarian Mark Sinclair 244 0.66
Independent Jude Coutinho 189 0.51
Ontario Moderate Party Rubina Ansary 148 0.40
Trillium Carlos Lacuna 118 0.32
The People Badih Rawdah 92 0.25 -0.86
Total valid votes 36,871 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -
Source: Elections Ontario[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pagliaro, Jennifer (June 7, 2018). "PC party's Aris Babikian bests Liberal incumbent Soo Wong in Scarborough-Agincourt". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 10. Retrieved 20 January 2019.