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'''Vasgen Sarkissian''' (1959 - October 27 1999), also known as Vazgen Sargsyan, was Prime Minister of Armenia for the Republican Party of Armenia from June 1999 until his death.
 
'''Vasgen Sarkissian''' (1959 - October 27 1999), also known as Vazgen Sargsyan, was Prime Minister of Armenia for the Republican Party of Armenia from June 1999 until his death.
  
After serving as defense minister, he was appointed prime minister by president Robert Kocharyan. He was killed, however, along with parliament speaker and former communist leader Karen Demirchyan and several other politicians when gunmen took over the parliament building. The other parliament members were held as hostages until the next day. A week later, Vasgen's brother, Aram Sarkisyan became prime minister until May 2000.
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[[Image:Vazgen_Sargsyan.jpg|right|Tomb and memorial of Vazgen Sargsyan at Erablur Veterans Cemetery in Yerevan, Armenia]]After serving as defense minister, he was appointed prime minister by president Robert Kocharyan. He was killed, however, along with parliament speaker and former communist leader Karen Demirchyan and several other politicians when gunmen took over the parliament building. The other parliament members were held as hostages until the next day. A week later, Vasgen's brother, Aram Sarkisyan became prime minister until May 2000.
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Revision as of 05:20, 13 January 2007

Vasgen Sarkissian (1959 - October 27 1999), also known as Vazgen Sargsyan, was Prime Minister of Armenia for the Republican Party of Armenia from June 1999 until his death.

Tomb and memorial of Vazgen Sargsyan at Erablur Veterans Cemetery in Yerevan, Armenia

After serving as defense minister, he was appointed prime minister by president Robert Kocharyan. He was killed, however, along with parliament speaker and former communist leader Karen Demirchyan and several other politicians when gunmen took over the parliament building. The other parliament members were held as hostages until the next day. A week later, Vasgen's brother, Aram Sarkisyan became prime minister until May 2000.


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