Vahagn KhachaturyanFriday, March 4, 2022
Vahagn Garniki Khachaturyan (born 26 July 1959) is an Armenian politician who currently is the President-elect of Armenia.
He served as Mayor of Yerevan from 1992 to 1996 and as the Minister of High-Tech Industry (2021–2022).
He was a member of the Armenian National Congress until his resignation in 2017. He led the ANC list in the 2013 Yerevan City Council election, and is currently an independent.
Vahagn Khachaturyan was born in 1959 in Sisian. He graduated from the Yerevan Institute of National Economy in 1980, with the qualification of economist.
From 1982 to 1989, he worked in “HrazdanMash” (Hrazdan Instrumental Production) Enterprise. From 1989 to 1992 he was the deputy general director of “Mars” Factory. From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the Yerevan City Council, then from 1992 to 1996 he served as the mayor of Yerevan. He was a deputy in the National Assembly of Armenia from 1995 to 1999. From 1996 to 1998 he was an adviser to President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan. In 2002- Vice President of the Center for Political Science, Law, and Economic Research. He was appointed Minister of High-Tech Industry in August 2021.
Following the resignation of President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian in January 2022, the ruling Civil Contract Party nominated Khachaturyan for the presidency. He was elected president by the Armenian parliament in the second round of voting.