Ninety lawmakers voted to elect him, ten opposed his election, and one abstained. "Work which is in fact the continuation of the years of the first, second and your presidency of the Republic", Dr. Sarkissian told the president.
Sarkissian served as prime minister of Armenia from November 4, 1996 to March 20, 1997.
The new president was elected as a candidate by the ruling Republican Armenian Party and its coalition partner Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dasnauktsutun.
Following the parliament voter Sarkissian met with President Serzh Sarkisian at the presidential compound, where the president offered his congratulations to the incoming leader.
As a result, presidential veto powers are being stripped from the post and the presidency is being downgraded to a figurehead position elected by parliament every seven years rather than a direct popular vote.
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That benchmark still most likely goes to a naturally preserved mummified male named Ötzi, discovered in the Ötztal Alps in 1991. Previous CT scans showed that Gebelein Man A was a young man (18-21 years of age) when he died from a stab wound to the back.
Britain - Prince Charles and former Armenian Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian at a fundraising gala in London. He served as prime minister for four months in 1996-1997 before being again named ambassador in London.
The election also marks a major power shift.
So far, parliaments in more than 20 countries, including Germany, have voted in laws or resolutions explicitly recognising the Armenian "genocide".
"In the early '90s, we had a single goal: to win the war imposed on us and the polarization was not so visible", he said, referring to the war that began when Armenian-backed forces in Azerbaijan's Nagorno Karabakh region declared independence.
The border between the two countries has remained closed since Armenia gained independence following the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991.