|1st Prime Minister of Armenia|
13 August 1990 – 22 November 1991
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Gagik Harutyunyan|
|Defence Minister of Armenia|
20 October 1992 – 21 August 1993
|Preceded by||Vazgen Sargsyan|
|Succeeded by||Serzh Sargsyan|
|Born||13 February 1946|
Leninakan, Soviet Armenia
|Political party||National Democratic Union|
Vazgen Mikaeli Manukyan (Armenian: Վազգեն Միքայելի Մանուկյան, born 13 February 1946) was the first Prime Minister of Armenia, from 1990 to 1991. From 1992 to 1993 Manukyan was acting Minister of Defense. He is currently heading the Public Council of the Republic of Armenia; a state body with a consulting role formed in 2008.
He was arrested in December 1988 in Moscow because he was a member of the Karabakh committee and spent six months in prison. He became Prime Minister on 13 August 1990 but resigned on 22 November 1991. After Armenia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, he was elected in parliament three times and ran unsuccessfully for President of Armenia in 1996, 1998 and 2003. Vazgen Manukyan is the Chairman of National Democratic Union party.
It has been alleged that the September 1996 presidential election was rigged to ensure a first round victory for President Levon Ter-Petrossian so that he would not have to face Manukyan in a second round.
- Public Council of the Republic of Armenia: History
- "Armenia: FAQ About February's Presidential Election", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 18, 2008.
- "RA CEC DECLARED SERGE SARGSIAN ARMENIA’S PRESIDENT", defacto.am, 25 February 2008.
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