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Adakhan Madumarov was born in 1965 in the village of Kurshab, in Osh province. He worked as a journalist between 1990-95, then went onto become a parliamentary deputy 1995-2000. Eventually becoming a leader of the opposition. Due to protests surrounding the ousting of President Askar Akaev and the rise of President Bakiyev he become vice-premier. He later became Head of the Security Council, as secretary. One of his latest appointments was in 2008 as speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament, although he later resigned due to a scandal in 2008. He is still chairmen of Butun Kyrgyzstan-Emgek (United Kyrgyzstan), however they have failed to gain over the 7% margin of the national vote to gain seats in parliament. He went on to run for the presidency in 2011, he came 2nd gaining 14.78% of the vote.
He is one of a few Kyrgyzstan politicians who can generate support across all regions of the country, He is also an advocate of a strong presidential system. His main support remains in the South, but his national support has been damaged due to scandals in his career.
1991-1995 – Worked as a Journalist
1995-2005 – Parliamentary deputy and leader of the opposition
2005 – agreed vice-premiership with Bakiyev after protests
December 2007 – Elected Speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament
2008 – Resigns as Speaker of Kyrgyz parliament due to scandal
December 2011 – unsuccessful electoral bid for Presidency, 14.78% vote