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    Armenia Government 1995
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    SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Names:
      conventional long form: Republic of Armenia
      conventional short form:
      local long form: Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun
      local short form: Hayastan
      former: Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic; Armenian Republic
      Digraph: AM
      Type: republic

      Capital: Yerevan
      Administrative divisions: none (all rayons are under direct republic jurisdiction)

      Independence: 28 May 1918 (First Armenian Republic); 23 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
      National holiday: Referendum Day, 21 September

      Constitution: adopted NA April 1978; post-Soviet constitution not yet adopted

      Legal system: based on civil law system
      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Levon Akopovich TER-PETROSYAN (since 16 October 1991), Vice President Gagik ARUTYUNYAN (since 16 October 1991); election last held 16 October 1991 (next to be held NA); results - Levon Akopovich TER-PETROSYAN 86%; radical nationalists about 7%; note - Levon Akopovich TER-PETROSYAN was elected Chairman of the Armenian Supreme Soviet 4 August 1990 before becoming president
      head of government: Prime Minister Hrant BAGRATYAN (since 16 February 1993); First Deputy Prime Minister Vigen CHITECHYAN (since 16 February 1993)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers; appointed by the president

      Legislative branch: unicameral
      Supreme Soviet: elections last held 20 May 1990 (next to be held NA); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (260 total) non-aligned 125, ANM 52, DPA 23, Democratic Liberal Party 17, ARF 17, NDU 9, Christian Democratic Party 1, Constitutional Rights Union 1, UNSD 1, Republican Party 1, Nagorno-Karabakh representatives 13

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders: Armenian National Movement (ANM), Ter-Husik LAZARYAN, chairman; National Democratic Union (NDU), David VARTANYAN, chairman; Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF, Dashnaktsutyun), Arutyun ALISTAKESYAN, chairman; Democratic Party of Armenia (DPA; Communist Party), Aram SARKISYAN, chairman; Christian Democratic Party, Azat ARSHAKYAN, chairman; Greens Party, Hakob SANASARIAN, chairman; Democratic Liberal Party, Rouben MIRZAKHANYAN, chairman; Republican Party, Ashot NAVARSARDYAN, chairman; Union for Self-Determination (UNSD), Paruir AIRIKYAN, chairman
      Member of: BSEC, CCC, CIS, CSCE, EBRD, ECE, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, NACC, NAM (observer), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO

      Diplomatic representation in US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Rouben Robert SHUGARIAN
      chancery: Suite 210, 1660 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: (202) 628-5766
      US diplomatic representation:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Harry J. GILMORE
      embassy: 18 Gen Bagramian, Yerevan
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: 7-8852-151-144 or 8852-524-661
      FAX: 7-8852-151-138

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, and gold

      NOTE: The information regarding Armenia on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Armenia Government 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Armenia Government 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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