WESTERN ARMENIA – On March 11, 2020, in a plenary session as part of a virtual conference, the deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia organized an election to elect the provisional President of the Parliament of Western Armenia.

Three candidates stood for this election, Seda Melikian, Ruzanna Khatchadryan and Leonardo Basmadyian.

The majority of votes have been in favor of Leonardo Basmadian, MP of Western Armenia since January 19, 2020. He is an architect by profession, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he attended Armenian schools. He has lived for 20 years in France where he has integrated into the various associative fabrics of the Rhône-Alpes region. He is the designer of the Lyon “Memorial” dedicated to all genocides and crimes against humanity.

After the resignation of former President Aghvan Donaganian, Leonardo Basmadian will have as the main task – to organize the next session (Third session of the second mandate of the National Assembly) of the Parliament of Western Armenia following the confinement due to the Covid -19 and deal with current affairs.

The main purpose of this session will be to confirm the election of a President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia for a term until January 2024.

Western Armenia TV extends its congratulations to the new President  of the National Assembly (Parliament) Léonardo Basmadian.

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