Hranush Hrant Hakobyan (Armenian: Հրանուշ Հրանտի Հակոբյան) is an Armenian politician who is the longest-serving woman in the National Assembly of Armenia and is the current Minister of the Diaspora.[1][2] Hakobyan was among the only seven members of Armenia's Parliament.[1] She was the first Armenian woman to be "directly elected" into office by the Armenian people instead of "being appointed by a political party". In 2005, she sponsored Armenia's "gender-quota law" in order to encourage the participation and election of more women in the politics of Armenia.[1]

Hranush Hakobyan
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Diaspora Minister of the
Republic of Armenia
In office
1 October 2008 – 23 April 2018
PresidentSerzh Sargsyan
Armen Sarkissian
Prime MinisterTigran Sargsyan
Hovik Abrahamyan
Karen Karapetyan
Serzh Sargsyan
Karen Karapetyan
Nikol Pashinyan(acting)
Preceded byposition created
Minister of Social Security
In office
1996–1998
PresidentLevon Ter-Petrosyan
Preceded byRaphael Bagoyan
Succeeded byGagik Yeganyan
Member of the National Assembly of Armenia
Personal details
Born (1954-04-12) 12 April 1954 (age 65)
Sarukhan, Gegharkunik Province
NationalityArmenian


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  1. ^ a b c Itano, Nicole. Quota Law Puts More Women in Armenia's Election, WeNews, May 10, 2007
  2. ^ Lansford, Tom. Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press. p. 77. ISBN 1483371581.