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Sooronbay Jeenbekov

Sooronbay Jeenbekov

Sooronbay Jeenbekov
Сооронбай Жээнбеков
Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting, 7 March 2017.jpg
 
President of Kyrgyzstan
Elect
Taking office
4 December 2017
Prime Minister Sapar Isakov
Succeeding Almazbek Atambayev
18th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
In office
13 April 2016 – 22 August 2017
President Almazbek Atambayev
Deputy Cholpon Sultanbekova
Preceded by Temir Sariyev
Succeeded by Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev (Acting)
Minister of Osh
In office
16 August 2012 – 11 December 2015
Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov (Acting)
Djoomart Otorbaev
Preceded by Aytmat Kadyrbayev
Succeeded by Taalaybek Sarybashev
 
Personal details
Born Jeenbekov Sooronbay Sharipovich
(1958-11-16) 16 November 1958 (age 58)
Biy-Myrza, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Children 3
Alma mater Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University

Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov (Kyrgyz: Сооронбай Шарипович Жээнбеков, [soːrɔnˈbɑj ʃɑˈripɐvit͡ʃ d͡ʒeːnˈbɛkəf] or Sooronbay Zheenbekov; born 16 November 1958) is a Kyrgyz politician, and the President-Elect of Kyrgyzstan. He will officially take office on 4 December 2017. He also was the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from April 2016 to August 2017.

Early life and education

Jeenbekov was born in Biy-Myrza, Osh Region to a collective farm manager and a housewife.[3]. His brother, Asylbek Jeenbekov, is also a politician. Jeenbekov has nine siblings in total. Jeenbekov attended the Kyrgyz Academy of Agriculture, graduating with a degree in zoological engineering. In 2003, he completed further studies, graduating in economics from the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University.

Career

Jeenbekov started his career at the Lenin School in the Uzgen District, where he worked as a teacher at 18 and taught Russian and literature. In 1983, he became the chief livestock specialist of the Soviet farm in the Soviet district of Osh region and continue to work in the position for about five years. In the late 1980s, he managed to obtain a job as an instructor in the district committee of the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan in the Soviet district of the Osh region. After a few years, he became the director of the party committee.

After entering politics, in 1993, Jeenbekov was elected chairman of the Kashka-Zhol collective farm in Kara-Kulja District.[4] He became a Deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives in 1995. In 2007, he became the Minister of Agriculture, Water Resouces and the Processing Industry. In 2010, he served as the Governor of the Osh region, and in 2015, he was appointed as Director of the State Personnel Service. In March 2016, he was appointed as First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, before his appointment as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.[5]

2017 Kyrgyz presidential election

The election was held on 15 October 2017. Kyrgyzstan’s central election commission reported a total of 1.7 million votes cast, of which Jeenbekov won 54.3 percent.[6] Jeenbekov’s election marks the first democratic transfer of power in a Kyrgyz election. Azay Guliyev confirmed the election to be one of the few peaceful elections in Kyrgyzstan’s history

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