Serzh Sargsyan facts for kids
|President of Armenia|
9 April 2008
|Prime Minister||Tigran Sargsyan
|Preceded by||Robert Kocharyan|
|Prime Minister of Armenia|
26 March 2007 – 9 April 2008
|Preceded by||Andranik Margaryan|
|Succeeded by||Tigran Sargsyan|
|Born||30 June 1954
Stepanakert, Soviet Union
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Alma mater||Yerevan State University|
Serzh Azati Sargsyan (born June 30, 1954) is the third President of Armenia. He won the February 2008 presidential election. He took office in April 2008.
Sargsyan was in the Soviet Armed Forces from 1971 to 1972. In 1983, he married his wife, Rita. They have two daughters, Anush and Satenik, and one granddaughter, Mariam. He is the chairman of the Chess Federation of Armenia. Besides speaking Armenian, he also can speak in Russian.
He became the Armenian defense minister in 1993. In 1995 he was head of Armenian state security department and minister of national security in 1996. In 1999, he became Robert Kocharyan's chief of staff, then secretary of the national security council, and defense minister. He became prime minister in 2007.
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