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Mkrtchyan on a 1993 stamp of Nagorno-Karabakh
|Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic|
8 January 1992 – 14 April 1992
|Prime Minister||Oleg Yesayan|
|Preceded by||Leonard Petrosyan|
|Succeeded by||Georgi Petrosian (acting)|
|Born||16 February 1959|
Hadrut, Nagorno-Karabakh, Soviet Union
|Died||14 April 1992(aged 33)|
|Alma mater||Yerevan State University|
Artur Mkrtchyan (Armenian: Արթուր Մկրտչյան; 16 February 1959 – 14 April 1992) was the First Chairman of Supreme Council of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, elected on 7 January 1992. He made an important contribution to reinforcing defensive capability of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but was fatally shot under unclear circumstances in April 1992.
"Nagorno-Karabagh". University of Michigan-Dearborn. 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
On January 8, 1992, Artur Mkrtchian was elected President and Oleg Yessaian as Prime Minister of Karabagh by Karabagh's Parliament. Note that this Presidency is not an independent office such as in the United States.
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