Andranik Margaryan was born in June 12, 1951, in Yerevan
Education - 1967-1972 Technical
Cybernetics Department of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, qualified as
a Computer Engineer
Career Experience - 1972-74 Science Fellow,
later Senior Engineer in Yerevan Branch of Union Scientific Research
Institute of Gas Industry
1977-78 Senior Engineer in Scientific Research Institute of Energy of
1978-79 Head of Electronic Computer Division in Electric-Technical
1979-90 Head of Electronics Division in Republican
Information-Computer Center at Ministry of Trade
1990-94 Head of Information Division in National Department for
1994-95 Junior Science Fellow in State Engineering University of
1995-1999 Member of the First Convention of the National Assembly
From 1999 Member of the National Assembly, Head of "Unity" Faction
2000-2007 Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
After the 2003 elections, Prime Minister A. Margaryan remained in
office and headed the Coalition Government formed as a result of the
On March 2007 passed away of a heart attack.
Party Membership - Republican Party of Armenia
Activities - Engaged in politics since
1965. From 1968, a member of the National United Party that operated
illegally during Soviet times. A member of the NUP Board since 1973.
Criticized the totalitarian Soviet system, defended the Armenian
Cause, and expressed a vision for the future of the Armenian people in
a democratic and independent state. Was arrested in 1974 and convicted
to two years of imprisonment for the ideas he disseminated and the
activities he conducted.
Starting from 1992, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA),
which was the first party registered in the Republic of Armenia,
inheriting the ideology of the National United Party. From 1993 to
1997, Chairman of the Board of the RPA. Chairman of the RPA from 1997
to 1999. Elected as Chairman of the Board again in 1999.
A member of the "Yerkrapah" Volunteer Union (YVU) since 1996; later, a
member of the YVU board.
Rewards - On the 15th anniversary of Republic of Armenia Independence Day, in
accordance with a decree signed by the RA President, was awarded
Sourb Mesrop Mashtots order for outstanding contribution with
respect to statehood building and economic development.
Also was decorated with V. Sargsyan and G. Nezhdeh medals of RA
Ministry of Defense, V. Sargsyan order of the NEVU, Aram Manukian
Medal of RA Police, F. Nansen Medal of Fridjof Nansen Foundation.
Personal Data - Married, has two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren