BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's parliament has reappointed Temir Sariev as prime minister and approved his new cabinet.
The moves were made on November 5 after a ruling coalition was formed earlier this week and parties supporting President Almazbek Atambaev secured a majority in last month's general elections.
Sariev has been serving as prime minister since May.
During the parliament session, lawmakers also agreed to transform the Energy Ministry into a holding company that will group together all state-owned energy companies.
And the Defense Ministry was turned into the State Committee for Defense, whose chairman will be appointed by the president.