Prime Minister of Artsakh

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Artsakh
Արցախի հանրապետության վարչապետ  (Armenian)
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Residence Stepanakert
Appointer President of Artsakh
Formation 8 January 1992
First holder Oleg Yesayan
Final holder Arayik Harutyunyan
Abolished 7 September 2017
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The Prime Minister of Artsakh was the head of government of the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) between 1992 and 2017.

The position of Prime Minister was established in 1992, and was appointed by the head of state—the President. In a constitutional referendum held in 2017, citizens voted in favour of transforming Artsakh into a presidential system and the office of Prime Minister was abolished. The President become both the head of state and the head of government.[1][2]

This is a list of the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Artsakh.

List of Prime Ministers (1992–2017)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Oleg Yesayan
(1946–)
8 January 1992 August 1992 Independent
2 Robert Kocharyan
(1954–)
August 1992 December 1994 Independent
3 Leonard Petrosyan
(1953–1999)
December 1994 June 1998 Independent
4 Zhirayr Poghosyan
(1942–)
June 1998 24 June 1999 Independent
5 Anushavan Danielyan
(1956–)
30 June 1999 12 September 2007 Independent
6 Arayik Harutyunyan
(1973–)
14 September 2007 7 September 2017 Free Motherland

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Armenian) «Մտադիր եմ շարունակել ծառայել հայրենիքին». Արցախի վարչապետի պաշտոնակատար 1in.am, 13 September 2017
  2. ^ Referendum to create 'Republic of Artsakh' on Europe's fringe EU Observer, 20 February 2017
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