Head of Russian-owned Gas Company Elected Mayor of Armenian Capital

Armenia - Karen Karapetian, head of ArmRosGazprom company, was elected as new Mayor of Yerevan, 17Dec2010

Armenia - Karen Karapetian, head of ArmRosGazprom company, was elected as new Mayor of Yerevan, 17Dec2010

Yerevan’s 50-member Council of Elders, which is dominated by 35-strong majority of Armenia’s ruling Republican party representatives, rubber-stamped on Friday President Serzh Sargsian’s proposal to elect Karen Karapetian as new mayor of the Armenian capital.

Karen Karapetian, who has been chief executive of the Armenian-Russian joint venture, ArmRosGazprom since 2001 will succeed Gagik Beglarian, a controversial mayor who resigned earlier this month after being embroiled in a high-profile scandal with the presidential administration.

Karen Karapetian has worked in the energy sector of Armenia since 1996, first in HayEnergo, than in ArmRusGazprom, a company, where Russia’s Gazprom has an 80% stake.

He has a Ph. D in economics and is known to be a highly efficient manager. Certainly a better choice compared to Gagik Beglarian, known by his dealings with criminal groupings to ensure extensive vote rigging in most nationwide and local elections and infamous for his nickname “Chorni” (Black).

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3 thoughts on “Head of Russian-owned Gas Company Elected Mayor of Armenian Capital

  1. Lmfaooooooooo
    this is so typically expected, I mean really what did any of you think? that a commoner poor Yerevanci will become all hail mighty powerful mayor?
    if you are not born & raised in the “suit & tie” crowd, you can forget about ever successing in Hayastan, especially in Yerevan. wake up my ppl, sa artnacek !

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