|3rd First Secretary of the Armenian Communist Party|
2005 – 23 February 2014
|Preceded by||Vladimir Darbinian|
|Succeeded by||Tachat Sargsyan|
|Born||15 February 1937|
|Died||30 March 2019(aged 82)|
|Political party||Armenian Communist Party|
In 1977, Tovmasyan graduated from the Armenian State University of Economics. From 1977 to 1989, he was the first secretary of the Orkhanikidze and Shahumian regional committees of the Communist Party of Armenia and the central office of the Communist Party. From 1989 to 1990, he was head of the Refugee Reception and Hosting Department. From 1991 until 1993, Tovmasyan was a member of the Transport and Communication Division of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Armenia. From 2000 to 2003, he was Secretary of the CPA Central Committee. In 2003, he was made First Secretary. Tovmasyan resigned from his position in 2013 for personal reasons.