Anastas Barkhudar

Anastas Barkhudar
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5th First Secretary of State
Assumed office
12 February 2010
DeputyIsaac Vorsapetn
Lucine Argutian
Preceded byPenyamin Bartev
Member of the Directory
Assumed office
12 February 2010
Preceded byPenyamin Bartev
ConstituencyAt-large
In office
17 July 1997 – 12 February 2010
Preceded bySamuel Heliz
Succeeded byDavid Avanian
ConstituencyMysia
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
In office
7 September 1993 – 16 April 1996
First SecretaryZoravar Davtyan
Preceded byAnastas Hariri
Succeeded byLorin Polat
Personal details
Born
Anastas Barkhudar

(1959-02-22) 22 February 1959 (age 61)
Tayots, Bayazetan SR, Vardana
Political partyRadical
Other political
affiliations
Revolutionary Workers' Party (before 1983)
Spouse(s)
Delal Azmoun
(m. 1988; div. 2011)

Berfîn Alikar (m. 2013)
Children4
Alma materState University of Kajnadzor
Military service
Allegiance Vardana
Branch/service Vardana Army
Years of service1977 – 1984
RankLieutenant

Anastas Barkhudar (born 22 February 1959) is an Vardanan statesman and former military officer serving as First Secretary of Vardana since 2010. He has been a Member of the Directory of Vardana since 1996, first representing the Commonwealth of Mysia from 1996 and later the national at-large constituency since 2010. He was elected First Secretary in 2010 following the ousting of Penyamin Bartev.

Barkhudar was born in Tayots in the Bayazet. He studied law at the State University of Kajnadzor, graduating in 1982. He was conscripted into the military in 1977, and served as an officer in the Vardanan Army until 1984, earning the rank of Lieutenant. In 1991, he entered politics and worked as an aide to Director George Dopian, and later as the Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1996. He joined the Directory in 1996, following his successful election in Mysia, becoming First Secretary in 2010.

As First Secretary, Barkhudar has overseen a growth in the powers of the office. Under his leadership, the Directory has undertaken a modernization of the military, expansion of social spending, but has been widely criticized for regressive policies and attempts to further centralize the government.