Feliks Kulov (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
February 28, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Feliks Kulov has said Daniyar Usenov admitted to him that he paid $300,000 to become first deputy prime minister, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Kulov's comments came in an interview today with the Kyrgyz newspaper "Delo No." Usenov's office has said he will not comment on the report. Kulov also accused legislators of receiving money to reject his nomination as prime minister.
Kulov joined the opposition earlier this month after parliament rejected his candidacy.
(with material from AKIpress)
Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)
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