Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev resigned after a parliamentary commission accused his cabinet of corruption, a move highlighting tensions between different factions of President Almazbek Atambayev’s supporters.
A commission set up by the ex-Soviet republic’s parliament said last week the government had broken the law, accusing it of having rigged a $100 million road construction tender to ensure it was given to a Chinese firm that lacked the required license. Sariyev, who has denied any wrongdoing, had asked Atambayev to sack Transport Minister Argynbek Malabayev, but Atambayev has refused to do so.
1. Kyrgyzstan is a rugged Central Asian country along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. The Tian Shan mountains, which surround the old caravan route and dominate the country, are home to snow leopards, lynx and sheep. In the south, the millennia-old city of Osh has a huge, busy bazaar that was a stop on the Silk Road.
2. Kyrgyzstan President – Almazbek Atambayev
3. Capital – Bishkek
So lets do:
1. Who is the Kyrgyzstan President?
2. Kyrgyz Prime Minister ________ resigned after a parliamentary commission accused his cabinet of corruption.
Source – The Hindu