BISHKEK (Sputnik) – On Monday, then-Prime Minister Temir Sariev announced his resignation.
Jeenbekov, 50, was educated as a zoological engineer and in the beginning of his career worked as a teacher, livestock specialist, and the director of a communal farm. He previously served as the country's agriculture, water, and reprocessing industry minister and plenipotentiary representative of Kyrgyzstan's government in the southern Osh Province.
The cabinet scandal erupted following the publication of highway reconstruction procurement inspection results. The commission uncovered violations in the public tender won by a Chinese roads and bridges company.