Suren Khachatryan

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Suren Khachatryan
Governor of Syunik Region (Sept 2014 - Oct 2016)
In office
September 2014 – October 2016
President Serzh Sargsyan
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan
In office
2004 – June 6, 2013
Deputy to the Armenian National Assembly
In office
Mayor of Goris
In office
Personal details
Born (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 60)
Goris, Syunik Province
Nationality Armenian
Spouse(s) Married
Children 4
Religion Armenian Apostolic Church

Suren Khachatryan (Armenian: Սուրեն Խաչատրյան; born August 1, 1956 in Goris),[1] known as Liska,[2] is an Armenian politician and was the governor of the Syunik region of Armenia, a position from which he resigned in 2013, presumably because of a shooting incident near his mansion in Goris.[1][3] Prior to that, from 1996 to 1999, he was the mayor of Goris. A member of Armenia's Republican Party, Khachatryan was also the deputy to the Armenian National Assembly from 1999 to 2004. He has a wife and four children.[1]

On June 2, 2013, Suren Khachatryan's son shot dead Avetiik Budaghyan, the brother of Artak Budaghyan, a Nagorno-Karabakh Republic military unit commander in front of Suren Khachatryan's house in Goris.[4][5] Khachatryan was forced to resign on June 6, 2013 due to public pressure.[6] He was reappointed as the governor of Syunik Province in September 2014 by the Armenian Prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan.

President of Syunik province council of Yerkrapah.[7]