Kyrgyztsan: New Head of Administration or Next President?

On 13th January Daniyar Usenov was assigned as the head of the president’s administration.

The previous chief of the president’s administration Medet Sadyrkulov left his post voluntarily. He said that “he has completed the task of the recovery of the state mechanism”. A lot of people called Medet Sadyrkulov a grey cardinal of the Kyrgyz politics.

Daniyar Usenov was the main director of the Fond of the Development of Kyrgyzstan. Earlier he was the vice-premiere and the major of Bishkek. Kyrgyzstanies are still remembering a lot of his absurd ideas which never have been completed.

Of course, users of Diesel forum have been discussing Usenov’s assignment.
User Trent revolted [ru]:

I won’t be surprised if one beautiful day Usenov becomes the follower. Hhis appearance in the president administration after all his awful business… I won’t doubt that he will be the follower…

User Cheber thinks that Daniyar Usenov will help to attract the investments to the Kyrgyz economic [ru]:

There is a large budget deficit. Probably Usenov will attract the investments and will ask to help the major businessmen, investors and donors.

User Professor Preobrazhenski suggests that Usenov will be a usual executor [ru]:

Probably, Daniyar Usenov will be like a tractor and will be realizing the governments decisions.

A head of the opposition group “For the Justify” Alikbek Jekshenkulov called Usenov scandal and offensive person. He also reminded that Daniyar Usenov often conflicted with other authorities.

The leader of oppositional group “For Justice” Alikbek Dzhekshenkulov named Usenov an odious and scandalous figure. He also reminded that Danijar Usenov quite often was in the centre of conflict situations.

Being the first vice-premier, he constantly clashed with prime minister Felix Kulov, parliament and some ministers, being the mayor, he had serious debate with Medet Sadyrkulov and some government officials. Besides, in my opinion, nobody remembers any question which he would finish, Alikbek Jekshenkulov told Akipress agency [ru].

However political scientist Toktogul Kakchekeev welcomed returning of Usenov to the Kyrgyz political arena.

To be honest, Danijar Usenov is that person, who is necessary to inspire a life in a national economy, to make its competitive. Danijar Usenov is the versatile person, and Kyrgyzstan can be proud of such sons, Toktogul Kakchekeev said to agency [ru].

Daniyar Usenov didn’t comment his assignment.

Also posted on neweurasia.

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