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Serzh Sargsyan
Սերժ Սարգսյան
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3rd President of Armenia
In office
9 April 2008 – 9 April 2018
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan
Hovik Abrahamyan
Karen Karapetyan
Preceded by Robert Kocharyan
Succeeded by Armen Sarkissian
11th and 15th Prime Minister of Armenia
In office
17 April 2018 – 23 April 2018
President Armen Sarkissian
Preceded by Karen Karapetyan (Acting)
Succeeded by Karen Karapetyan (Acting)
In office
4 April 2007 – 9 April 2008
Acting: 25 March 2007 – 4 April 2007
President Robert Kocharyan
Preceded by Andranik Margaryan
Succeeded by Tigran Sargsyan
Minister of Defence
In office
20 May 2000 – 26 March 2007
Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan
Preceded by Vagharshak Harutiunyan
Succeeded by Mikael Harutyunyan
In office
21 August 1993 – 17 May 1995
Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan
Preceded by Vazgen Manukyan
Succeeded by Vazgen Sargsyan
Minister of Interior and National Security
In office
4 November 1996 – 11 June 1999
Prime Minister Armen Sargsyan
Robert Kocharyan
Armen Darbinyan
Preceded by Vano Siradeghyan
Succeeded by Suren Abrahamyan
Personal details
Born
Serzh Azati Sargsyan

30 June 1954 (1954-06-30) (age 66)
Stepanakert, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Communist Party (before 1990)
Republican Party (1990–present)
Spouse(s) Rita Dadayan (1983–present)
Children 2
Residence Dzoraghbyur
Alma mater Yerevan State University
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Serzh Sargsyan (born 30 June 1954) is an Armenian politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of Armenia and was the third President of Armenia, from 2008 to 2018. He won the February 2008 presidential election with the backing of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, a party in which he serves as chairman, and took office in April 2008. On 18 February 2013, he was re-elected as president and served the entire term.

Despite pledging in 2014 not to become Prime Minister again while supporting an amendment of the constitution in 2015 that would allow it, Sargsyan was again elected Prime Minister of Armenia in April 2018, in what opposition figures described as a "power grab". Six days after taking office, Sargsyan resigned after large-scale protests. Sargsyan is currently the leader of the Republican Party, which from 1995 to 2018 held a majority in Armenia's National Assembly.

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