New prime minister appointed in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday confirmed the nomination of Igor Chudinov, a former energy and industry minister, to the post of prime minister in this Central Asian state, the president's press service said.

New prime minister appointed in Kyrgyzstan
Chudinov's nomination was put forward by the pro-presidential Ak-Zhol party, which won parliamentary elections earlier this month, promising political and economic stability for the crisis-hit country.

Ak-Zhol won 71 out of the 90 seats in the parliament in elections on December 16 that were heavily criticised by opposition parties and foreign observers as undemocratic.

Ak-Zhol also nominated Adakhan Madumarov, a former adviser to Bakiyev, as the new speaker of parliament on Monday. Madumarov promised to enforce "strong power" in this former Soviet republic.

Kyrgyzstan has been rocked by waves of political unrest since a popular revolt in March 2005 that toppled former president Askar Akayev and brought Bakiyev to power.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Aralık 2007, 13:54
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