Levon Ter-Petrosyan

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Levon Ter Petrosyan
Լևոն Տեր-Պետրոսյան
1st President of Armenia
In office
11 November 1991 – 3 February 1998
Vice PresidentGagik Harutyunyan
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byRobert Kocharyan
Chairman of the Supreme Council
In office
4 August 1990 – 11 November 1991
Preceded byHakob Voskanyan (as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armenian SSR)
Succeeded byBabken Ararktsyan
Personal details
Levon Hakobi Ter-Petrosyan

(1945-01-09) 9 January 1945 (age 79)
Aleppo, Syria
Political partyPan-Armenian National Movement (1989–2008)
Armenian National Congress (2008–)
Other political
Pan-Armenian National Movement (2008–2013)
Spouse(s)Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan (née Pleskovskaya)
ChildrenDavid Ter-Petrosyan
Alma materYerevan State University
Leningrad State University

Levon Ter-Petrosyan (Armenian: Լևոն Տեր-Պետրոսյան; Russian: Левон Тер-Петросян) (born January 9, 1945), also Levon Ter-Petrosyan, was the President of Armenia from 1991 to 1998. Because of many economic and political problems, he resigned on February 3, 1998. He was replaced by Robert Kocharyan. Levon Ter Petrosian, announced he will run again for office in the presidential election which will start next year. [1]Ter-Petrossian was born in Aleppo, Syria to an Armenian-Syrian family of genocide survivors. They emigrated to Armenia in 1946. In 1968, Ter-Petrossian graduated from the Oriental Studies Department of the Yerevan State University. In 1972, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Leningrad State University. In 1987, he received his doctoral degree from the same university. In 1972-1978, Ter-Petrossian worked as junior researcher at the Literature Institute of Armenia named after Manouk Abeghian. In 1978-1985, he held the post of science secretary at Matenadaran named after Saint Mesrop Mashtots. Since 1985, Ter-Petrossian has been working at Matenadaran as a senior researcher.

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