President of Armenia

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President of the Republic of Armenia
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Serzh Sargsyan

since 9 April 2008
Residence Yerevan, Armenia
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Levon Ter-Petrosyan
Formation 11 November 1991
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The 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 26 Baghramyan Avenue in central Yerevan.


# Name Photo Took Office Left Office Party
1 Levon Ter-Petrosyan Levon ter-petrosian.jpg 11 November 1991 3 February 1998 Pan-Armenian National Movement
2 Robert Kocharyan Robert kocharyan.jpg 4 February 1998 9 April 2008 Independent
3 Serzh Sargsyan S Sarkisyan.jpg 9 April 2008 Incumbent Republican Party

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 18 February 2013 Armenian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Serzh Sargsyan Republican 861,160 58.64
Raffi Hovannisian Heritage 539,672 36.75
Hrant Bagratyan Freedom 31,643 2.15
Paruyr Hayrikyan UNSD 18,093 1.23
Andrias Ghukasyan none 8,328 0.57
Vardan Sedrakyan none 6,203 0.42
Arman Melikyan none 3,516 0.24
Valid votes 1,468,615 96.64
Invalid votes 50,988 3.36
Total votes 1,519,603 100.00
Voters/turnout 2,528,773 60.09
Source: Central Electoral Commission


  1. ^ "The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia". Constitution - National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 20 November 2013.