Who was the first president of independent Armenia?

Who was the first president of independent Armenia?

Levon Ter-Petrosyan received the most votes and was elected as Armenia's first president. In 1996, he was re-elected. He did not complete his second term as president, however, and resigned in 1998. Until 2008, he was followed in the post by Robert Kocharyan.

Armenia became an independent state on 21 November 1991. Levon Ter-Petrosyan led a coalition government until 24 April 1992 when he was appointed prime minister by the parliament. On 30 May 1993, he was elected president by the parliament. His election was recognized by most countries in the world except for Russia and Turkey.

He died on 4 October 2016 at the age of 78 after a long illness.

His wife, Raisa, is a former mayor of Yerevan. They had two children - a daughter, Raffi, and a son, Armen.

Armen was elected president in a poll that was criticized by domestic and international observers for being unfair due to severe restrictions on freedom of speech and press.

Robert Kocharyan was elected president in 2008 with 55% of the vote in a close race against former prime minister Karen Karapetyan. The official results were never made public.

What is the name of Armenia's President?

Armen Sargsyan, President of Armenia since 2008, is married and has two children.

He was born on August 5, 1953 in Yerevan. After graduating from the History Department of the Yerevan State University in 1976, he started working for the Ministry of Culture as an archivist. In 1980, he was appointed director of the Institute of Manuscripts and Archives of the Soviet Union in Moscow. In 1992, Sargsyan returned to Armenia and became vice president under the newly elected president Levon Ter-Petrossian. When Petrossian died in May 2008, Sargsyan was elected president by the National Assembly of Armenia. He is considered a reformer who took measures to open up state institutions when economic collapse forced Armenia into an EU-mediated agreement with Russia for debt relief. He has been praised for his management skills but also criticized for his lack of political experience.

He is a member of the Republican Party of Armenia.

Armenia's President is the most powerful position in the country after the Prime Minister. The office was created in 1990 after the end of the Soviet Union.

Who was the president of Armenia in 1915?

Serzh Sargsyan
Prime MinisterTigran Sargsyan Hovik Abrahamyan Karen Karapetyan
Preceded byRobert Kocharyan
Succeeded byArmen Sarksyan
11th and 15th Prime Minister of Armenia

When did the Republic of Armenia become an independent country?

During the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the current Republic of Armenia gained independence. The Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, is recognized as the country's major religious entity. Mesrop Mashtots created the distinctive Armenian script in 405 AD. Modern science has proved that Armenians are the descendants of early humans who migrated into the region known today as Armenia.

Armenia was part of the Kingdom of Armenia, which included parts of present-day Turkey, Iran, and Azerbaijan. In 301 C.E., King Arsames IV defeated the Romans at the Battle of Satala. Armenia became a sovereign state with its own government, laws, and military. However, during the 11th century, it was invaded by the Mongols three times. The last invasion resulted in the destruction of much of the city of Yerevan and the death of nearly all of its 200,000 residents. After this disaster, few people were willing to go through what had just happened again. So, the kingdom was once more merged with the Russian Empire.

In 1828, under the guidance of King Ashot II, the katholikon (cathedral) of Echmiadzin was built. This is where most of Armenia's presidents have been crowned since 1918. In 1920, following World War I, the area of modern-day Armenia was divided between the newly formed countries of Turkey and Iran.

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