|President of the National Assembly of Armenia|
|Assumed office |
14 January 2019
|Preceded by||Ara Babloyan|
|First Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia|
11 May 2018 – 12 January 2019
|Prime Minister||Nikol Pashinyan|
|Preceded by||Karen Karapetyan|
|Succeeded by||post abolished|
|Member of the National Assembly of Armenia|
2 April 2017 – 11 May 2018
|Parliamentary group||Way Out Alliance (Yelk)|
|Constituency||Electoral District #3 |
Yerevan Districts Malatia-Sebastia & Shengavit
|Born||November 23, 1979|
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Civil Contract|
|Alma mater||Yerevan State University|
Ararat Mirzoyan (Armenian: Արարատ Միրզոյան; born 23 November 1979) is an Armenian politician and the current President of the National Assembly of Armenia. As a founding member of the Civil Contract Party, he ran under the Way Out Alliance during the 2017 parliamentary election and was elected to represent the third electoral district, consisting of the Malatia-Sebastia and Shengavit neighbourhoods of Yerevan.
A strong opponent of Serzh Sargsyan, Mirzoyan was instrumental in the 2018 Armenian Velvet Revolution against Sargsyan's transition from President to Prime Minister. Notably, on April 11, 2018, he lit smoke flares during a speech in the National Assembly to call attention to the planned protests, which eventually did result in Sargsyan's resignation.
In May 2018, after Nikol Pashinyan replaced Sargsyan as Prime Minister, Mirzoyan was appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister under the new administration, for which he had to give up his seat in parliament.
Prior to running as a political candidate, Mirzoyan worked at a number of employers in Armenia, including the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, HSBC Bank Armenia, REGNUM News Agency, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.
- "Biography of Ararat Mirzoyan". National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- "Up In Smoke: Armenia Lawmakers Ignite Flares In Parliament To Protest Sarkisian Shift". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. April 11, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
- "Ararat Mirzoyan: Armenia's New First Deputy Prime Minister". Hetq. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.