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December 18, 2006 -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has appointed Osmanali Guronov secretary of the country's Security Council.
An official statement said Bakiev today introduced Guronov to members of the presidential administration.
Guronov is a specialist in combating religious extremism. He was appointed acting interior minister on October 6 and then sacked on November 6 in the midst of opposition street protests.
The reasons for his dismissal remain unclear.
(with material from 24.kg, AKIpress)
Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)
A STABLE FOUNDATION? On November 9, RFE/RL's Washington office hosted a briefing featuring RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service Director Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and RFE/RL analyst Daniel Kimmage.