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RoA Prime Minister and president-elect
Date and Place of Birth
- 1971-1976 Yerevan State University
Primary Job, Post
- Minister of Defense of the RoA
- 1975-1979 Miller in Yerevan Electric-Technical Plant
- 1979-1988 Head of Stepanakert City Committee Division of the Young Communist Union ("LKEM"), Second Secretary, First Secretary, Head of Propaganda and Agitation Division of the Stepanakert City Communist Party Committee, Assistant to the First Secretary of the Mountainous Karabagh Marz Committee
- 1989-1993 Chairman of the Republic of Mountainous Karabagh Self-Defense Forces Committee
- 1990-1993 Member of the RoA National Assembly
- 1993-1995 Minister of Defense of the RoA
- 1995-1996 Head of RoA National Security Department, later, RoA Minister of National Security
- 1996-1999 RoA Minister of Interior and National Security
- 1999-1999 RoA Minister of National Security
- 1999-2000 Chief of Staff of the RoA President and Secretary of the National Security Council adjunct to the RoA President
- From 2000 Minister of Defense of the RoA
- Conferred Order of "Martakan Khach" First Degree
- Knight of "Voski Artsiv" ("Golden Eagle") Order
- Married, two children
Both Aleksanian and the fuel importers are thought to be operating under the tutelage of Kocharian's most powerful associate, Defense Minister Serge Sarkisian. The volume of their commodity imports shown in the official statistics has long caused suspicion. Many in Armenia wonder, for example, why fuel imports to the country have remained largely flat in recent years despite a substantial increase in the number of cars.
The fact that Armenia's notoriously corrupt customs agency is run by another Sarkisian protégé, Armen Avetisian, does not add to the credibility of the official figures. Avetisian publicly (and proudly) admitted on April 15 that all of the big importers are his friends.