Armenian PM dies from heart attack

Armenia - Prime Minister Andranik Margarian died Sunday of heart failure, government spokeswoman Meri Arutunian said. He was 55. Margarian had been prime minister since May 2000.

Armenian PM dies from heart attack
Armenia's prime minister has died of a heart attack.
A spokeswoman announced the death of Andranik Margaryan, the Armenian prime minister, on Sunday.

"He has passed away," Reuters reported her as saying, but no further information was given.

Margaryan, a member of the Republican party of Armenia, was appointed in May 2000.

He worked in a number of government departments during the soviet era and had been arrested in1974 for espousing Amrenian independence, and sentenced to two years'in prison, according to his official biography.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16