|20th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan|
20 April 2018
|Preceded by||Sapar Isakov|
22 August 2017 – 26 August 2017
|Preceded by||Sooronbay Jeenbekov|
|Succeeded by||Sapar Isakov|
|First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan|
13 April 2016 – 22 August 2017
|Prime Minister||Sooronbay Jeenbekov|
|Preceded by||Tairbek Sarpashev|
|Succeeded by||Tolkunbek Abdygulov|
|Born||20 January 1968
Kochkor, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev (Kyrgyz: Мухамметкалый Дүшекеевич (Дүшеке уулу) Абулгазиев, Muhammetkalıy Düşekeyeviç (Düşeke uulu) Abulgaziyev; born 20 January, 1968) has served as the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan since 20 April 2018. He was the acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from 22 August to 26 August 2017. He was appointed following Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation to contest the October 2017 presidential election. Abulgaziyev previously served as Deputy Prime Minister.
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament names new prime minister
Abylgaziyev, previously chief of staff in President Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s office, replaced Sapar Isakov whose cabinet lost a no-confidence vote this week.
The government reshuffle completes a series of moves taken by Jeenbekov since he came to power last November to remove the appointees of his predecessor, Almazbek Atambayev, from key positions in the Central Asian nation of six million.
Volatility has plagued Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic hosting a Russian military air base, since it gained independence in 1991. Political conflicts erupted into violent revolutions in 2005 and 2010(From Reuters)
What Is Happening In Kyrgyzstan?
The latest Majlis podcast looks at new Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s removal of a series of officials left over from his predecessor’s administration.
Is there a showdown coming? Has it already started? What can former President Almazbek Atambaev do now? Or is it already too late, in more ways than one, for him?
RFE/RL’s media relations manager, Muhammad Tahir, moderates a discussion that looks at these questions and others.
From Bishkek, well-known political activist and former government official Edil Baisalov took part.
From the United States, we were joined by Erica Marat, associate professor and director of the Homeland Defense Fellowship Program at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University and the author of numerous works on Central Asia.
And making his debut on the Majlis podcast, we finally convinced Chris Rickleton, a Central Asia correspondent for AFP and a longtime reporter from the region, to participate.(From rferl.org/)