Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 6 / Trend V.Zhavoronkova /
One must wait 100 days to objectively evaluate the new Kyrgyz government, Kyrgyz political scientist Orozbek Moldaliyev said.
On Tuesday, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev held a work meeting to discuss the plan of Kyrgyz government's priority measures in the sphere of economic policy for 100 days and the program of economic policy in 2011.
Opening the meeting, Atambayev noted the importance of the issue and urged everyone to express their own, even diametrically opposed comments and suggestions.
After the discussion, it was decided in the light of suggestions and observations that a plan of priority measures will be made for approval at the government meeting to be held by late Jan.20.
The Kyrgyz parliament approved the new government in Dec. 2010. Kyrgyzstan adopted a parliamentary form of government, shifting from the presidential form, after the referendum held in summer. It was organized by the interim government that came to power after the overthrow of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April last year.
According to observers, since its formation, the new government had taken too little action for saving the country from crisis.
However, Moldaliyev said it is too early to make conclusions and "we must wait for implementation of the 100-day plan."
The population shows discontent with the composition of the new parliament, not primarily because of their lack of professionalism, but due to the fact that some ministers "faithfully served to Bakiyev," he said.
"Therefore, in particular, the revolutionary youth have a very negative reaction to those appointments. Political figures were appointed to the position of ministers rather than professionals," Moldaliyev told Trend over telephone from Bishkek.
However, the faction did not take into account that by appointing someone to a particular post, it will be answerable.
"The parliament has put forward for the posts those who once helped its members in any way, for example, providing financial support," Moldaliyev said.
"Now we need to wait for 100 days of government and then we will see who and what will offer and in what direction work will be carried out," he further said.
In his view, the Kyrgyz population is waiting not so much for a sharp improvement in welfare as in security.
"Last year was very difficult for the country and the tense situation is still kept, which is confirmed by the recent killings of policemen," Moldaliyev said.
On Jan.4, triple murders of police officers were committed in Bishkek when they tried to verify the documents of the guests of local hotels.
If Kyrgyzstan will start a real fight against crime and corruption, the people will take it positively, Moldaliyev said.
"The economy in this case may improve gradually; slowly walk up the hill," he said.
For example, the fight against corruption, Moldaliyev said, also affects the economic improvement of the country.
If the country will make changes and take concrete steps, it will be considered as an improvement of the economic situation, he added.
The new government has already taken certain steps, Moldaliyev said, citing the visit of a large delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister for Economy Omurbek Babanov to Azerbaijan on Dec. 29 as example.
Cooperation with Azerbaijan would be very beneficial for Kyrgyzstan, particularly in the energy field, Moldaliyev stated.
"If such actions will be implemented, people will forget that non-professionals came to power. The task of these government appointees now is to recruit a team of professionals and create conditions for their work," he said.