|Prime Minister of Armenia|
13 August 1990 – 22 November 1991
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Gagik Harutyunyan|
|Defence Minister of Armenia|
20 October 1991 – 21 August 1993
|Preceded by||Vazgen Sargsyan|
|Succeeded by||Serzh Sargsyan|
February 13, 1946 |
Leninakan, Soviet Armenia
|Political party||National Democratic Union|
He was arrested in December 1988 in Moscow because he was a member of the Karabakh committee and spent six months in prison. He became Prime Minister on August 13, 1990 but resigned on November 22, 1991. After Armenia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, he was elected in parliament three times and ran unsuccessfully for President of Armenia in 1996, 1998 and 2003. Vazgen Manukyan is the Chairman of National Democratic Union party.
It has been alleged that the September 1996 presidential election was rigged to ensure a first round victory for President Levon Ter-Petrossian so that he would not have to face Manukyan in a second round.
- "Armenia: FAQ About February's Presidential Election", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 18, 2008.
- "RA CEC DECLARED SERGE SARGSIAN ARMENIA’S PRESIDENT", defacto.am, 25 February 2008.
None; part of the Soviet Union
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