Ömürbek Babanov

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Ömürbek Babanov
Өмүрбек Бабанов
Omurbek Babanov, October 2011.jpeg
14th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
In office
1 December 2011 – 1 September 2012
Acting: 1 December 2011 – 23 December 2011
PresidentAlmazbek Atambayev
Preceded byAlmazbek Atambayev
Succeeded byAaly Karashev (Acting)
In office
23 September 2011 – 14 November 2011
Acting
PresidentRoza Otunbayeva
Preceded byAlmazbek Atambayev
Succeeded byAlmazbek Atambayev
Personal details
Born (1970-05-20) 20 May 1970 (age 49)
Shymkent, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Political partyRespublika-Ata-Zhurt
Alma materRussian State Agricultural University

Ömürbek Toktogulovich Babanov (Kyrgyz: Өмүрбек Токтогулович (Токтогул уулу) Бабанов, Ömürbek Toqtoğuloviç (Toqtoğul uulu) Babanov, [œmyrˈbɛk tɔktɔˈɣul uːˈlu bɑˈbɑnəf]; born 20 May 1970) is a Kyrgyz politician who was Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from 1 December 2011 to 1 September 2012. Before his appointment as Prime Minister, he was Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Almazbek Atambayev. He was also acting Prime Minister from 23 September 2011 until 14 November 2011, as the Prime Minister Atambayev was a candidate in the presidential election.[1] He again became acting Prime Minister on 1 December 2011 when Atambayev took office as President. He was confirmed by Parliament on 23 December 2011.[2] On 1 September 2012 Babanov resigned as Prime Minister.

With an estimated wealth of $1.5 billion, he is one of the richest people in Kyrgyzstan.[3]

Babanov participated in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election in 2017 as an independent. During a television debate, candidate Sooronbay Jeenbekov promised to imprison Babanov as part of a proposed fight against corruption.[4] He came second to Jeenbekov with 33% of the vote.

Babanov is half-Turkish and his wife is Kazakh. These facts were used to smear him during the 2017 election.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countries JK". rulers.org. Retrieved Aug 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Babanov Elected Kyrgyz PM". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved Aug 8, 2019.
  3. ^ (KCHR), Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights. "Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights (KCHR) - Who is part of the list of the richest people in Kyrgyzstan?". www.kchr.org. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  4. ^ a b "Kyrgyzstan holds an election that was not a foregone conclusion". The Economist. 18 October 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Almazbek Atambayev
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
Acting

2011
Succeeded by
Almazbek Atambayev
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Aaly Karashev
Acting