Friday, January 23, 2009

Biggest executive reshuffles after the Revolution

January 23, 2009 looks like a frenzy day for the executive branch. One does not often see so many news in "personnel" section of AkiPress. In addition to Medet Sadyrkulov (former Head of Presidential Administration), Ednan Karabaev (former Foreign Minister), Elmira Ibraimova (former Speaker) who "написали заявления", today 13 officials lost their jobs in the Presidential Administration, in Ministry of Education, in foreign diplomatic missions, Bishkek and rayon akimiyats.

One of the better ones for public employees seems to be the departure of Ishengul Boldjurova, a very determinate and uncompromising lady, from the position of the Minister of Education. As reported by education experts, Boljdurova had a particular dislike for "independent" subordinates and organizations and attempted to bring them under the closer control of her Ministry.

Of course, the first reaction of the cynical "ordinary citizens" is that somebody very high in the Government has opened the "auction" for vacancies. We will see how the things settle.

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