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Name in Armenian Լիլիթ Մակունց
Birthplace Yerevan
Birth date 7 November 1983
Lived in Yerevan
Education Yerevan State University
Languages Armenian, English, Russian
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Eastern Armenian

Lilit Makunts (Armenian: Լիլիթ Մակունց; born 7 November 1983), is an Armenian philologist and politician, current Minister of Culture in the Nikol Pashinyan government.[1]

Biography and academic career

Makunts was born in the capital of Armenia, in Yerevan, on 7 November 1983 and between 1999 and 2003 she studied Romance and Germanic Philology at the State University of Yerevan and got a bachelor's degree. In the same faculty, between 2003 and 2004 studied a master's degree. Lilit Makunts got a candidate degree in philological sciences.[2]

In 2005 started teaching as an associate professor in the Russian-Armenian University, where become the Head of the Departament of International Cooperation in February 2018[3]. She also works in the Peace Corps since 2016.

Political career

During 8 years was member of the board of the Armenian Liberal Party and was leader of the youth organitzation between 2004 and 2012. As a politician, had defended democratic changes for Armenia, also in the rural areas.[4]

In the 2012 parliamentary election was candidate for the Armenian National Congress but she didn't get a seat in the National Assembly.[5]

On 12 May 2018, on the proposal of the Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian, appointed Lilit Makunts as Minister of Culture of Armenia.[6][7] In the 2018 parliamentary election got a seat in the Parliament for Civil Contract party.


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