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One opposition leader only is forming the new government of Kyrgyzstan

30.03.2007 15:53 msk

Irina Yermakova

Politics Kyrgyzstan

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan voted to make Almazbek Atambayev the prime minister. Forty-eight deputies voted for the candidate nominated by the president, three voted "nay". Fifty-four lawmakers were present.

President Kurmanbek Bakiyev nominated Atambayev for premiership yesterday. Bakiyev accepted Prime Minister Azim Isabekov's resignation, made Atambayev acting premier, and instructed the latter to form a new government. The future coalition government is supposed to include some opposition activists.

Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev

Atambayev was born in the village of Arashan (Alamedi district, Chui region, Kyrgyzstan) on September 17, 1956. He finished the Moscow Institute of Management. Atambayev has been running boards of directors of Forum Group, Kyrgyzavtomash, Elektrotekhnik, and Agromash Institute since 1999. He was awarded Dank medal in 1999.

1980-1981 engineer with the Ministry of Communications of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic;

1981-1983 senior engineer with DU-4 in the city of Frunze;

1983-1987 a position in the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic;

1987-1989 deputy chairman of the Executive Committee of the Pervomaisky District Council of People's Deputies in Frunze;

1989 the head of Forum, a company he himself founded;

1995-2000 deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh (national parliament);

1997-1999 Kyrgyzavtomash general director;

2005 acting minister of economic development, industry, and trade;

2005-2005 minister of economic development, industry, and trade;

Atambayev resigned from the Cabinet in April 2006 referring to disagreement with Bakiyev's policy.

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Kyrgyzstan: Movement and Front would not accept seats on the coalition government

March 30, 2007, 13.34 p.m.

by: 24.kg news agency

The Kyrgyz opposition (Movement For The Reforms and United Front For The Worthy Future) claims that it is not going to join the coalition government acting Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev is putting together and that the April 11 rally will take place as scheduled.

"The president of Kyrgyzstan has not kept a single promise," their joint statement announced. "Lies and deceptions are his instruments of dealing with the people. The regime encourages corruption and the underworld. Dignity of the people and honor of the state are being stamped on."

"The regime presents the socially active part of society as radicals. They are! We refuse to put up with lies and deceptions that corrupt consciousness of society, with amoral nepotism that is selling out the state and jeopardizing its economic security."

Forces of the opposition recognize each other as political forces and insist on radical constitutional reforms. The Movement and the United Front pledge to enter any talks with the authorities only after preliminary consultations. The two structures intend to draft a new Constitution together.