...In the Process, They Elect a New Prime Minister
His name is Azim Isabekov. His appointment notes the end of the president’s cozy relationship with ex-PM Felix Kulov. Here's the kicker:
"Despite Isabekov’s obvious weakness, members of parliament opted to approve any candidate that Bakiyev proposed in order to forestall their own dismissal. Had parliament turned down Isabekov, it would have to resign."
It's a victory for democracy, we guess.