Anna HakobyanTuesday, April 9, 2019
Anna Hakobyan (Armenian: Աննա Հակոբյան; born February 1, 1978), is the wife of the current Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan. She is the editor-in-chief of the Armenian Times newspaper. Unofficially, Hakobyan is regarded as the "First Lady of Armenia", a position that is reserved for the spouses of the President of Armenia
Education and career
Anna Hakobyan was born on February 1, 1978 in Soviet Armenia. She graduated from the Yerevan State University. After she graduated, she began working as a journalist in Armenia. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the largest newspaper in Armenia, Armenian Times.
2018 Velvet Revolution
Hakobyan played an active role in the 2018 Armenian revolution, which were a series of anti-government peaceful mass protests in response to the past president's third consecutive term. On May 8, 2018 Nikol Pashinyan was elected Prime Minister.
Spouse of the Prime Minister
Hakobyan became the official spouse of the prime minister on May 8, 2018 following her husband's election as prime minister. In early August 2018, an opinion poll conducted by the Woman's World American magazine, showed that Hakobyan was recognized as "the most beautiful first lady" of 2018.