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.
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.
LISTENListen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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