Communist Party of Armenia (Soviet Union)

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This article is about the ruling Communist Party of Armenia during the Soviet era. For the post-Soviet Union communist party in the Republic of Armenia established in 1991, see Armenian Communist Party. The Communist Party of Armenia (Armenian Wp→: Հայաստանի կոմունիստական կուսակցություն, Russian Wp→: Коммунистическая партия Армении) was a branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union within Armenian SSR, and as such, the sole ruling party in Armenian SSR.

Dissolution and succession

It was dissolved in 1991, and its leadership established the Democratic Party of Armenia. The same year, the new Armenian Communist Party was established under the leadership of Sergey Badalyan, which considered itself the successor of the Soviet Communist Party of Armenia.

Leaders

The title of the leader of the party almost always was "First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia".[1]

Entered office Left office Name Post
December 1920 May 1921 Gevorg Sargisovich Alikhanian First Secretary of the CC
May 1921 January 1922 Askanaz Arutyunovich Mravia Ai General Secretary
January 1922 6 July 1927 A. Ioannisyan First Secretary of the CC
6 July 1927 8 April 1928 Hayk A. Hovsepian First Secretary of the CC
8 April 1928 7 May 1930 Arshakovich Kostanian First Secretary of the CC
7 May 1930 9 July 1936 Agassi Khanjian First Secretary of the CC
21 September 1936 23 September 1937 A. Amatuni First Secretary of the CC
23 September 1937 28 November 1953 Gregory Arutin First Secretary of the CC
28 November 1953 28 December 1960 Suren Tovmasyan First Secretary of the CC
28 December 1960 5 February 1966 Jacov Zarobyan First Secretary of the CC
5 February 1966 27 November 1974 Anton Kochinyan First Secretary of the CC
27 November 1974 21 May 1988 Karen Demirchian First Secretary of the CC
21 May 1988 5 April 1990 Suren Harutyunyan First Secretary of the CC
5 April 1990 30 November 1990 Vladimir Movsisyan First Secretary of the CC
30 November 1990 May 1991 Stepan Pogosyan First Secretary of the CC
May 1991 September 1991 Aram Sarkisian First Secretary of the CC

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