Kyrgyz government steps down

Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Igor Chudinov resigned on Tuesday, government sources told Reuters.

Kyrgyz government steps down
Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Igor Chudinov resigned on Tuesday, triggering the resignation of the whole cabinet, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's office said.

"Today... Kurmanbek Bakiyev signed a decree 'On the resignation of the government of the Kyrgyz Republic'," it said in a statement.

In a separate statement, it said Bakiyev's Ak Zhol party would nominate a new candidate for prime minister later on Tuesday. Ak Zhol dominates the parliament of the former Soviet republic, which will then need to approve the nomination.

Bakiyev on Tuesday announced an overhaul of the state administration system, reducing the number of ministries and putting some agencies, such as the National Security Committee, under his direct control.

He remains acting prime minister until his successor is named.


Reuters
Last Mod: 20 Ekim 2009, 15:01
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