BISHKEK, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan's former Chief of Staff in the President's Office, Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev, was named the new prime minister by parliament Friday, following the fall of the previous government due to a no-trust vote on April 19.
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who sacked the Sapar Isakov government after parliament passed a vote of no confidence, signed a decree Friday to appoint the new prime minister and cabinet members.
Earlier during the day, lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to approve Abylgaziyev, who has also served as a former deputy prime minister, as the 30th prime minister of the country. The 50-year-old's cabinet has also been approved.
The April 19 no-trust vote was the first in the history of Kyrgyzstan.