Artashes Geghamyan

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Artashes Geghamyan
Leader of the National Unity Party
Assumed office
April 1997
Deputy of the National Assembly
In office
1995–1999
Mayor of Yerevan
In office
November 10, 1989 – October 2, 1990
Preceded by Eduard Avakian
Succeeded by Hambardzoum Galstyan
Personal details
Born (1949-12-02) December 2, 1949 (age 66)
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia
Political party Armenian Communist Party (1972-1990)
National Unity Party (1997-present)
Spouse(s) Married
Children Two sons
Alma mater Yerevan Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Politician
Profession Armenian
Religion Armenian Apostolic Church


Artashes Geghamyan (Armenian: Արտաշես Գեղամյան, born 2 December 1949) is an Armenian politician.

Biography[edit]

Geghamyan, born in Yerevan. He finished "Chekhov Secondary School" in 1966 and graduated from the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in 1971. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1972. From 1989 to 1990 he was the Mayor of Yerevan.

In 1990, he quit the Communist Party. From 1995 to 1999 he served as a deputy of the National Assembly. He is the leader of the National Unity Party which he founded in April 1997. In the 2003 presidential election, Geghamyan was a candidate, receiving 16.9% of the vote in the first round.[1]

In the February 2008 presidential election, Geghamyan, running again as the National Unity Party's candidate, placed seventh with 0.27% of the vote according to final official results.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Artashes Geghamyan is married and has two sons and grandchildren.

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Preceded by
Eduard Avakian
Mayor of Yerevan
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Hambardzoum Galstyan