Biography

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, President of the RPA

Serzh Sargsyan was born on June 30, 1954 in the City of Stepanakert, Artsakh.

 In 1971 he entered Yerevan State University.

 In 1972-1974 he served in the USSR Armed Forces.

 In 1979 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Yerevan State University.

In 1975-1979 he worked at the Yerevan Electrical Devices Factory as a metal turner.

In 1979-1988 he was first a Division Head at the Stepanakert City Communist Party Youth Association Committee, then—second secretary, first secretary, the Stepanakert City Committee Propaganda Division Head, the Nagorno-Karabakh Regional Committee Communist Organizations’ Unit Instructor, and Assistant to the First Secretary of the Nagorno-Karabakh Regional Committee.

In 1989-1993 he led the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Self-Defense Forces Committee.

In 1990 he was elected as a deputy to the Supreme Council of Armenia.

In 1993-1995 he was the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia.

In 1995-1996 he was the Head of the Republic of Armenia State Security Department and, later, the Minister of National Security.

In 1996-1999 he was the Minister of Interior and National Security of the Republic of Armenia.

In 1999 he was the Minister of National Security of the Republic of Armenia.

In 1999-2000 he was the Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia.

In 1999-2007 he was the Secretary of the National Security Council of the Republic of Armenia at the RA President.

In 2000-2007 he was the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia.

In 2007-2008 he was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

In 2008, on February 19, he was elected President of the Republic of Armenia.

In 2013, on February 18, he was re-elected President of the Republic of Armenia and assumed office on April 9, 2013.

On April 17, 2018, he was elected Prime Minister by the National Assembly and appointed to the post of RA Prime Minister in accordance with a presidential decree.

Serzh Sargsyan has been conferred the Hero of Artsakh title, "Golden Eagle" order, the Republic of Armenia orders of the "Battle Cross" of the I rank and "Tigran the Great.

Serzh Sargsyan is a member of the Republican Party of Armenia since 2006.

In 2006, on July 22, he was elected the Chairman of the RPA Council (10th congress of the RPA).

In 2007, on November 10, he was elected as the RPA Chairman (11th congress of the RPA).

In 2009, on November 28, he was re-elected as the RPA Chairman (12th congress of the RPA).

In 2012, on March 10, he was re-elected as the RPA Chairman (13th congress of the RPA).

In 2012, on December 15, he was re-elected as the RPA Chairman and nominated presidential candidate of the RA (14th extraordinary congress of the RPA)

In 2014, on May 24, he was re-elected as the RPA Chairman (15th congress of the RPA).

In 2016, on November 26, he was re-elected as the RPA Chairman (16th congress of the RPA).

Serzh Sargsyan has two daughters — Anush and Satenik, two granddaughters — Mariam and Rita, three grandsons - Ara, Serzh and Tigran.