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Kyrgyz Cabinet Steps Down Following Reform Decree


Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov

BISHKEK -- The government of Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has resigned, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The government stepped down after President Kurmanbek Bakiev announced a broad administrative reform that includes restructuring or eliminating several state institutions.

Bakiev accepted the government's resignation and said an upcoming meeting of the ruling AK Jol party will discuss the formation of a new
cabinet, presidential press service head Almaz Turdumamatov told RFE/RL.

Chudinov became prime minister following the disputed parliamentary elections of December 2007.
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