Hovik Abrahamyan Named as Armenia’s New PM Candidate
YEREVAN, APRIL 13, ARMENPRESS: Hovik Abrahamyan named as a candidate of Prime Minister from the Republican party of Armenia. The session of the Executive Body and council of the Republican Party of Armenia has finished. Eduard Sharmazanov, RPA spokesperson told the reporters, that the party supported the Chairman of the Parliament as a Prime Minister candidate of Armenia. “Abrahamyan’s candidacy has been discusses with the political and social circles and we are convinced in Abrahamyan’s capabilities”,- Sharmazanov told reporters. As Armenpress reports, Abrahamyan was born on January 24, 1958 in Mkhchyan village in Ararat province. He is graduated from the Yerevan Institute of National Economy. He was the Director of the Artashat wine and brandy factory. Form 1995 - 1999 - Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the first convocation. 1995 - 1996 - Chairman of the Artashat city council executive committee. 1996 - 1998 - Mayor of Artashat. 1998 - 2000 - Regional Governor of the Ararat province of Armenia. 2000 - 2001 - Minister, coordinating the activity of territorial administration and urban development of the Republic of Armenia. 2001 - 2002 - Minister of the Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia. 2002 - 2005 - Minister, coordinating the activity of the territorial administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia. 2005 - 2007 - Minister of the Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia; endowed with functions of coordinating minister. 2007 - 2008 - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Minister of the Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia. April 21, 2008 - Appointed Secretary General of the presidential staff of the Republic of Armenia. August 24, 2008 - Elected Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the fourth convocation. September 5, 2008 - Dismissed from the position of the Secretary General of the presidential staff of the Republic of Armenia by the decree of the President. September 29, 2008 - Elected President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the fourth convocation. November 21, 2011 - Upon his letter of resignation, the President’s authority with the National Assembly ceased. May 6, 2012 - Elected Deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional electoral system from the Republican Party of Armenian. May 31, 2012 - Elected President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the fifth convocation. Since 2005 - Member of the Security Council of the Republic of Armenia. President of the Council of the Armenian State University of Economics. Honorable Doctor of the same University. Council Member of the Yerevan State University. By the December 28, 2012 decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, awarded the First Grade Medal “For Services Contributed to the Motherland.” Awarded the “Anania Shirakatsi” Medal, the RA Prime Minister’s commemorative Medal, the “Marshall Baghramyan” Medal, the “Fridtjof Nansen” commemorative Gold Medal, the Golden Medal of the Parliament of Greece, and for rendering invaluable services to Theatrical Art and on the occasion of International Theatre Day, Mr. Abrahamyan was awarded the Golden Medal of the Theatrical Figures, awarded the Order of “Mesrop Mashtots” for services to the Republic of Artsakh, and also awarded the IPA CIS Gold Medal for making an important contribution to strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation. Awarded the Commemorative Medal of “Russian SFS Border Guard Department in the Republic of Armenia.” Married, with three children and seven grandchildren.