New Kyrgyz PM appointed
Omurbek Babanov was elected Kyrgyz Prime Minister, KirTAG reported.
As a result of a secret ballot, members of Jogorku Kenesh elected the Kyrgyz first vice-prime minister Babanov as the head of the government.
About 52 MPs voted for Babanov, about 25 MPs for Nariman Tyuleev and 5 MPs for Ravshan Jeenbekov.
There were three candidates for the post of Prime Minister, including Acting Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov, nominated by members of the faction "Republic", Nariman Tyuleev from "Ar-Namys" faction and Ravshan Jeenbekov from "Ata-Meken" faction. Temir Sariev, nominated by the fraction of the Kyrgyz social democratic party, withdrew his candidacy.
Omurbek Babanov was born in the village of Shymkent, Kyrgyzstan on May 20, 1970.
After graduating from the Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, he worked in Kazakhstan, and then in commercial bodies in Kyrgyzstan.
He was a member of the Jogorku Kenesh and the head of the parliamentary group "El birimdigi" in 2005-2007.
He became the leader of "Republic" political party in 2007.
He was the Kyrgyz first vice prime minister in 2009-2010. He was elected as a member to the Jogorku Kenesh in December 2010.
Babanov was re-appointed to the post of the first deputy prime minister on Dec. 17, 2010.