Prime Minister of Armenia

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Հայաստանի Հանրապետության վարչապետ
Coat of arms of Armenia.svg
Никол Пашинян (09-03-2020).jpg
Incumbent
Nikol Pashinyan

since 8 May 2018
StyleMr. Prime Minister (formal)
His Excellency (diplomatic, abroad)[1]
StatusHead of government
Member ofCabinet of Armenia
ResidencePrime Minister's Residence
SeatYerevan
AppointerPresident of Armenia, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the National Assembly
Term lengthNo term limit
Parliamentary elections to the National Assembly are held every five years at most. After election Prime Minister and the Cabinet resigns and the newly elected National Assembly approves the Prime Minister.
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Armenia
Inaugural holderHovhannes Kajaznuni
Vazgen Manukyan
(current constitution)[2]
Formation30 June 1918
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
Salaryannual: AMD 15,079,920[3]
Websitewww.primeminister.am

The prime minister of Armenia is the head of government and most senior minister within the Armenian government, and is required by the constitution to "determine the main directions of policy of the Government, manage the activities of the Government and coordinate the work of the members of the Government." Also, according to the constitution, the prime minister heads the Security Council, which prescribes the main directions of the country's defense policy; thus, the prime minister is effectively the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Armenia.[4] Under the new 2015 constitution, the prime minister is the most powerful and influential person in Armenian politics. The prime minister is appointed by the president of Armenia upon the vote of the National Assembly. The prime minister can be removed by a vote of no confidence in Parliament. In the constitutional referendum held in 2015, citizens voted in favor of transferring Armenia into a parliamentary republic.

The office of prime minister was first established in 1918 with the foundation of the First Republic of Armenia. It vanished when the First Republic of Armenia was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. When Armenia regained its independence, the office of prime minister was reintroduced.

Nikol Pashinyan is the current prime minister. He took the office on 8 May 2018 following the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan.

List of heads of government of Armenia[edit]

Republic of Armenia (1918–1920)[edit]

Prime ministers
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left office
1 Hovhannes Katchaznouni.JPG Hovhannes Kajaznuni
(1868–1938)
30 June 1918 28 May 1919 HYD
2 Alexander Khatisian.png Alexander Khatisian
(1874–1945)
28 May 1919 5 May 1920 HYD
3 045 hamo ohanjanyan.jpg Hamo Ohanjanyan
(1873–1947)
5 May 1920 25 November 1920 HYD
4 Vratsyan Simon.jpg Simon Vratsian
(1882–1969)
25 November 1920 2 December 1920 HYD
Armenia was part of the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1991 (see below)

Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (1922–1936)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party Title(s)
Took Office Left office
1 Myasnikyan.jpg Alexander Miasnikian
(1886–1925)
1 January 1921 30 January 1922 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
2 Sergey-Lukashin-Sargis-Srapionyan.jpg Sargis Lukashin
(1883–1937)
21 May 1922 24 June 1925 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
3 No image.png Sargis Hаmbardzumyan
(1870–1944)
24 June 1925 22 March 1928 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
4 Sahak Ter-Gabrielyan.jpg Sahak Ter-Gabrielyan
(1886–1937)
22 March 1928 10 February 1935 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
5 No image.png Abraham Guloyan
(1893–1938)
10 February 1935 February 1937 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars

Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (1936–1991)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party Title(s)
Took Office Left office
6 No image.png Sargis Hаmbardzumyan
(1870–1944)
February 1937 May 1937 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
7 No image.png Stepan Akopyan
(1878–1961)
May 1937 21 September 1937 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
8 No image.png Aram Piruzyan
(1907–1996)
23 November 1937 October 1943 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
9 No image.png Aghasi Sargsyan
(1905–1971)
October 1943 1946 HKK Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
1946 29 March 1947 Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
10 No image.png Sahak Karapetyan
(1906–1987)
29 March 1947 20 November 1952 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
11 Anton Kochinyan 2013 Armenian stamp.jpg Anton Kochinyan
(1913–1990)
20 November 1952 5 February 1966 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
12 No image.png Badal Muradyan
(1915–1991)
5 February 1966 21 November 1973 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
13 No image.png Grigory Arzumanyan
(1918–1976)
21 November 1973 28 November 1976 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
No image.png G.A. Martirosyan
(1934–2015)
28 November 1976 17 January 1977 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
14 No image.png Fadey Sargsyan
(1923–2010)
17 January 1977 16 January 1989 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
15 No image.png Vladimir Markaryants
(1934–2000)
16 January 1989 13 August 1990 HKK Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
16 Vazgen Manukyan.jpg Vazgen Manukyan
(1946–)
13 August 1990 25 September 1991 AZhM Chairmen of the Council of Ministers

Armenia (1991–present)[edit]

  NDU (1)       PANM (1)       RPA (7)       Civil Contract (1)     
No. Name
(Lifespan)
Portrait Political party Term of office Election
(Parliament)
Government
No. Composition

1
Vazgen Manukyan
(born 1946)
Vazgen Manukyan.jpg PANM 13 August 1990 25 September 1991
(independence)
1990 1st IndependentsPANM
NDU 25 September 1991
(independence)
22 November 1991 IndependentsPANMNDU
2 Gagik Harutyunyan
(born 1948)
Gagik Harutyunyan.png Independent 22 November 1991 30 July 1992 2nd IndependentsPANM
3 Khosrov Harutyunyan
(born 1948)
Khosrov Harutyunyan on i TV (June 3, 2021), min 41.52.png Independent 30 July 1992 2 February 1993 3rd
4 Hrant Bagratyan
(born 1958)
Hrant Bagratyan cropped.jpg PANM 2 February 1993 26 July 1995 4th
26 July 1995 4 November 1996 1995 5th PANMRPA
5 Armen Sarkissian
(born 1952)
Sarkissian armen profile.jpg Independent 4 November 1996 20 March 1997 6th
6 Robert Kocharyan
(born 1954)
Robert Kocharyan.jpg Independent 20 March 1997 10 April 1998 7th RPAARF
7 Armen Darbinyan
(born 1964)
Armen Darbinyan.jpeg Independent 10 April 1998 11 June 1999 8th RPAARFACP
8 Vazgen Sargsyan
(1959–1999)
Stamp of Armenia m175 - Copy.jpg RPA 11 June 1999 27 October 1999 1999 9th RPAPPAARF
9 Aram Sargsyan
(born 1961)
Aram Sargsyan 2010.jpg RPA 3 November 1999 2 May 2000 10th
10 Andranik Margaryan
(1949–2007)
AndranikMargaryan (cropped2).jpg RPA 2 May 2000 25 May 2003 11th RPAPPAARFHeritage
25 May 2003 25 March 2007
(died in office)
2003 12th RPAARFHeritage
Serzh Sargsyan
(born 1954)
S Sarkisyan.jpg RPA 25 March 2007 4 April 2007
11 4 April 2007 7 April 2008 13th
12 Tigran Sargsyan
(born 1960)
Tigran Sargsyan.jpg RPA 9 April 2008 6 May 2012 2007 14th RPAARFOEKPAP
6 May 2012 19 April 2013 2012 15th RPAOEK
19 April 2013 13 April 2014 16th
13 Hovik Abrahamyan
(born 1959)
Hovik Abrahamyan 2013.jpg RPA 13 April 2014 8 September 2016 17th RPAOEKARF
14 Karen Karapetyan
(born 1963)
Karen Karapetyan (2017-01-24) 02.jpg RPA 13 September 2016 18 May 2017 18th RPAARF
18 May 2017 17 April 2018 2017 19th
(11) Serzh Sargsyan
(born 1954)
Serzh Sargsyan official portrait.jpg RPA 17 April 2018 23 April 2018 20th
Karen Karapetyan
(born 1963)
Karen Karapetyan (2017-01-24) 02.jpg RPA 23 April 2018 8 May 2018
Nikol Pashinyan
(born 1975)
Никол Пашинян (09-03-2020).jpg Yelk
Civil Contract
8 May 2018 14 January 2019 21st YelkTsarukyan AllianceARF
15 My Step
Civil Contract
14 January 2019 2 August 2021 2018 22nd Civil ContractMissionHanrapetutyun
Civil Contract 2 August 2021 Incumbent 2021 23rd Civil Contract

Notes[edit]

     α.   ^ Assassinated while in office in the 1999 Armenian parliament shooting.

     β.   ^ Died of heart attack while in office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM Nikol Pashinyan receives congratulations on 27th anniversary of Armenia's independence". Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019., The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
  2. ^ "Hovhannes Kajaznuni and Aram Manukyan: Armenia's Forgotten Founding Fathers - Chai Khana". 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "How much salary does the Prime Minister get?". iravaban.net. 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Constitution of the Republic of Armenia - Library - The President of the Republic of Armenia [the official site]". www.president.am. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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