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President of the National Assembly of Artsakh

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh
Արցախի հանրապետության Ազգային ժողովի նախագահ  (Armenian)
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Ashot Ghulian

since 1 July 2005
AppointerElected by National Assembly
Term lengthcoincides with the term of the assembly
Inaugural holderLeonard Petrosyan
FormationSeptember 12, 1991
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The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh (Armenian: Ազգային ժողովի նախագահ, Azgayin zhoghovi naxagah) is the Speaker of the House in the Parliament of Artsakh.

Until 1995, the post was called Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. From January 1992 to December 1994, until Robert Kocharyan was elected as the President of Artsakh, the Chairman was de facto the head of state of the republic.

The incumbent speaker is Ashot Ghulian, since 1 July 2005.

List of Presidents of the National Assembly

Name Took Office Left Office Political Party
Leonard Petrosyan 12 September 1991 8 January 1992 Independent
Artur Mkrtchyan 8 January 1992 14 April 1992 Independent
Georgi Petrosian (acting) 15 April 1992 14 June 1993 Independent
Karen Baburyan 14 June 1993 March 1996 Independent
Arthur Tovmasian March 1996 2 December 1997 Independent
Oleg Yesayan 2 December 1997 1 July 2005 Independent
Ashot Ghulian 1 July 2005 Democratic


  • [1] Office of the Republic of Artsakh

See also