|11th and 15th Prime Minister of Armenia|
17 April 2018 – 23 April 2018
|Preceded by||Karen Karapetyan|
|Succeeded by||Karen Karapetyan (Acting)|
26 March 2007 – 9 April 2008
|Preceded by||Andranik Margaryan|
|Succeeded by||Tigran Sargsyan|
|3rd President of Armenia|
9 April 2008 – 9 April 2018
|Prime Minister||Tigran Sargsyan
|Preceded by||Robert Kocharyan|
|Succeeded by||Armen Sarkissian|
30 June 1954 |
Stepanakert, Soviet Union
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Alma mater||Yerevan State University|
Sargsyan was in the Soviet Armed Forces from 1971 to 1972. In 1983, he married his wife, Rita. They have two daughters, Anush and Satenik, and one granddaughter, Mariam. He is the chairman of the Chess Federation of Armenia. Besides speaking Armenian, he also can speak in Russian.
He became the Armenian defense minister in 1993. In 1995 he was head of Armenian state security department and minister of national security in 1996. In 1999, he became Robert Kocharyan's chief of staff, then secretary of the national security council, and defense minister. He became prime minister in 2007.
On 17 April 2018, Sargsyan became Prime Minister of Armenia. Following mass-scale protests, he resigned from the office six days later on 23 April. Former Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan succeeded Sargsyan as acting Prime Minister.
References[change | change source]
- Official biography of Serzh Sargsyan
- "RPA nominates Serge Sargsyan for President". PanArmenian.net. 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
- "Armenia: Sarkisian Sworn In As President", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, April 9, 2008.
- "Armenian PM resigns after protests". BBC News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.