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Sapar Jumakadyrovich Isakov (Kyrgyz: Сапар Жумакадырович (Жумакадыр уулу) Исаков, Sapar Jumaqadıroviç (Jumaqadır uulu) İsaqov; born July 29, 1977)[1] is a Kyrgyz politician who was Prime Minister from 26 August 2017 to 19 April 2018.[2] Previously he was chief of staff for President Almazbek Atambayev.[3]

Sapar Isakov
Сапар Исаков (Kyrgyz)
Исаков Сапар Джумакадырович.jpg
19th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
In office
26 August 2017 – 19 April 2018
PresidentAlmazbek Atambayev
Sooronbay Jeenbekov
Preceded byMuhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
(Acting)
Succeeded byMuhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
Personal details
Born (1977-07-29) 29 July 1977 (age 42)
Frunze, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic, (now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Political partySocial Democratic Party

On 19 April 2018 the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov fired Isakov and the government following a vote of no confidence, which was initiated by three factions in the country's parliament.[4] The vote was launched due to dissatisfaction with the government's performance in 2017, namely, poor administration of the national budget, bad preparation for the heating season, and a lack of state supervision when upgrading Bishkek Thermal Power Station.[5] Isakov was arrested June 5, 2018, he is facing corruption charges stemming from the Bishkek Thermal Power Station fiasco. The Chinese company TBEA and Kyrgyz politicians including Isakov are accused of criminal corruption and illegal diversion of funds.[6][7] On December 6, 2019 he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and penalties including property confiscation and the stripping of his diplomatic status.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sapar Isakov appointed head of Presidential Administration - KYRGYZSTAN". 24.kg. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  2. ^ "Kyrgyz Parliament Approves Atambaev Ally As New Prime Minister". rferl.org. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. ^ Eurasianet (2017-08-25). "Kyrgyzstan: New PM Seen as Powerbroker of the Future". Eurasianet.org. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  4. ^ "Kyrgyz President Fires Government Following No-Confidence Vote". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  5. ^ "Президент Киргизии отправил правительство в отставку". РБК. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  6. ^ Putz, Catherine. "Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues". Thediplomat.com. The Diplomat. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ Putz, Catherine. "Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges". The Diplomat. Retrieved Aug 8, 2019.
  8. ^ RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service (December 6, 2019). "Two Former Kyrgyz Prime Ministers Receive Prison Terms". Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
Acting
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
Acting

2017–2018
Succeeded by
Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev