Spokesman: Kyrgyz president accepts resignation of PM
www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-28 16:17:27   Print

    ALMA ATA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev accepted Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev's resignation on Wednesday, a presidential spokesman said.

    First Vice Premier Iskenderbek Aidaraliyev would step in as acting prime minister until the parliamentary election next month, said spokesman Nurlanbek Shakiyev.

    President Bakiyev praised Atambayev's work during his tenure, Shakiyev said.

    As a moderate opposition leader, Atambayev joined Bakiyev's government in March.

    The government technically resigned last month in line with a new constitution adopted in an Oct. 21 referendum. Atambayev was afterwards named acting prime minister by the president.

    Twelve parties have registered for the Dec. 16 parliamentary election. Parliament is due to propose a new government line-up or confirm the current one after the election.

    Violent protests flared up after the last parliamentary election in early 2005, toppling Kyrgyzstan's long-serving leader Askar Akayev and bringing Bakiyev and his team to power.

Editor: Lin Li
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