SOPHIA (Yerkir)–Twenty four year-old Gadar Khachikian was elected to the Bulgarian Parliament by a Sofia constituency–becoming the youngest member of the Parliament.
Sofia born Khachikian is a graduate of the Sofia State University Law Department–and received additional training in Germany and the US. Before being elected to the parliament–he was a secretary of the parliament.
Another ethnic Armenian Ruben Grigorian–PhD–is also a member of the Bulgarian Parliament. Both have been elected not by the Armenian community–but are members of the Royal Movement–a party that enjoys a majority in the parliament.