President of the Republic of Armenia ( Armenian: Հայաստանի Հանրապետության Նախագահ, Hayastani Hanrapetutyan Nakhagah) is the head of state, supreme commander-in-chief and holder of the highest office government of Armenia.
Armenia became an independent state on 21 September 1991 by the
nationwide referendum. The first presidential election was held on 17 October 1991. Levon Ter-Petrosyan won the majority of the votes and became the first president of independent Armenia. He was reelected in 1996, however, he did not finish his second term as president and resigned in 1998. Robert Kocharyan followed him, resigning until 2008. Incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan was elected in February 2008 and reelected in February 2013.
Constitutional powers and duties [ edit ]
Article 49 of the
Constitution of Armenia states: [1 ]
The President of the Republic of Armenia shall be the head of the state.
The President of the Republic shall strive to uphold the Constitution and to ensure the regular functioning of the legislative, executive and judicial powers.
The President of the Republic shall be the guarantor of the independence, territorial integrity and security of the Republic of Armenia.
Official residence [ edit ]
The official residence of the President of Armenia is located at at 26
Baghramyan Avenue in central Yerevan.
Latest election [ edit ]
Summary of the 18 February 2013 Armenian presidential election results
Hrant Bagratyan Freedom
Andrias Ghukasyan none
Vardan Sedrakyan none
Central Electoral Commission
References [ edit ]
Heads of state and government of Europe
Partially or entirely in Asia, depending on the definition of the Europe–Asia border.
States recognised by at least one United Nations member.
States not recognised by any United Nations members.