Hovik Abrahamyan is the Prime Minister of Armenia, being appointed on 13 April 2014. Previously he was the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic Armenia. Under President Robert Kocharyan’s administration, in 2002 he was appointed Minister of the Territorial Administration (which oversees regional government structures) serving until 2008. In April 2008 he was appointed by the newly elected President Serzh Sargsyan as head of his presidential staff. In August 2008 he was re-elected to the National Assembly, and in September 2008 he was elected as Speaker of the National Assembly the Republic of Armenia.