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Kyrgyz Parliament To Vote On Prime Minister

Prime Minister-designate Azim Isabekov (file photo) (RFE/RL) January 29, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The Kyrgyz parliament is expected to vote today on President Kurmanbek Bakiev's nominee for prime minister, acting Agriculture Minister Azim Isabekov, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Bakiev nominated Isabekov, an economist and a close ally of the president, on January 26 after his previous nominee for prime minister was twice rejected by parliament.

The Kyrgyz Constitution gives the president the right to make three nominations; if Isabekov is rejected, the president may dissolve the parliament.

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

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.


Listen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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