Armenia: Presiding Officers of Parliamentary Assemblies: 1918-1920

Hayastani xorhrdi naxagah (Հայաստանի խորհրդի նախագահ) | Chairman of the Council of Armenia
1 Aug 1918 - 4 Jun 1919 Avetik‘ Hovhannesi Sahakyan (Ավետիք Հովհաննեսի Սահակյան) [1]
Naxagah Paṙlamenti (Նախագահ Պառլամենտի) | President of the Parliament
1 Aug 1919 - 5 Aug 1919 Awetis Aṙak'eli Aharonyan (Աւետիս Առաքելի Ահարոնյան) (doyen d'âge)
P'ox-Naxagah Paṙlamenti (Փոխ-Նախագահ Պառլամենտի) | Vice-President of the Parliament [2]
5 Aug 1919 - 4 Nov 1920 Lewon Sełbosi Šant' (Լեւոն Սեղբոսի Շանթ) [3][4]
5 Aug 1919 - 10 Aug 1919 Sargis Šahnazari Araratyan (Սարգիս Շահնազարի Արարատյան)
10 Aug 1919 - 16 Sep 1919 Hovsep Hovhannesi Arłout'yan (Հովսեփ Հովհաննեսի Արղության) (doyen d'âge) [5]
16 Sep 1919 - 4 Nov 1920 Sirakan Fadeyi (T'adevosi) Tigranyan (Սիրական Ֆադեյի [Թադևոսի] Տիգրանյան) [6]
6 Nov 1919 - 4 Nov 1920 Avetik' Hovhannesi Sahakyan (Ավետիք Հովհաննեսի Սահակյան) (x)
Naxagah Paṙlamenti (Նախագահ Պառլամենտի) | President of the Parliament
5 Aug 1919 - 4 Nov 1920 Awetis Aṙak'eli Aharonyan (Աւետիս Առաքելի Ահարոնյան) (x) [2]
4 Nov 1920 - 2 Dec 1920 Hovhannes Ṙoubeni K'aǰaznouni (Հովհաննես Ռուբենի Քաջազնունի) [7]

[1] The Council of Armenia adjourned sine die 4 Jun 1919 and was superseded by the Parliament.
[2] Between 5 Aug 1919 and 4 Nov 1920 the vice-presidents of the Parliament exercised the functions of President of the Parliament (Aharonyan) who had been elected in absentia and never assumed the presidency, staying abroad on a diplomatic mission.
[3] Original name: Nahašpetyan (Նահաշպետյան), also known as Sełbosyan (Սեղբոսյան).
[4] Elected vice-president of the Parliament in absentia (5 Aug 1919) and remained outside the national territory until his arrival to Armenia; took chair as presiding officer of the Parliament for the first time 8 Dec 1919; re-elected as vice-president 4 Nov 1920 and served to 2 Dec 1920.
[5] Assumed the office of the President of the Parliament as the eldest deputy after the resignaiton of Araratyan (another vice-president Šant' being absent from Armenia).
[6] Re-elected as vice-president 4 Nov 1920 and served to 2 Dec 1920.
[7] Original family name: Igit‘xanyan (Իգիթխանյան); K‘aǰaznouni (Քաջազնունի) is also spelled K‘ač‘aznouni (Քաչազնունի).
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