April 20, 2018 / 11:51 AM / 6 months ago

Kyrgyzstan's parliament names new prime minister

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan’s parliament named Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev prime minister on Friday after his nomination by the Social Democratic party which leads the ruling coalition.

Newly appointed Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev addresses lawmakers during a parliament session in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Abylgaziyev, previously chief of staff in President Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s office, replaced Sapar Isakov whose cabinet lost a no-confidence vote this week.

Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Christian Lowe

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