24 May 2011

Kyrgyz Commission to Investigate Former Deputy Prime Minister

The Kyrgyz parliament has set up a commission to look into alleged matters of financial irregularities leveled against former Deputy Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov (pictured here) by former Prosecutor General Kubatbek Baibolov one day after Mr. Babanov resigned from his post in order to clear his name. The accusations from Mr. Baibolov came one month after he was fired from his position in the government.

Kyrgyzstan’s three-party coalition has descended into squabbling only a short time since forming after the most recent parliamentary elections that were held at the end of last year.

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The photo of Mr. Babanov comes courtesy of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty