Artashes Geghamyan

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

Geghamyan, born in Yerevan, finished Chekhov Secondary School in 1966 and graduated from the State 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]


Artashes Geghamyan is married and has two sons and grandchildren.

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