Omurbek Tekebayev

Ömürbek Tekebayev (Russian Омурбек Текебаев; * 1958 in Jalalabad ) is one of the most famous politicians of Kyrgyzstan.

Tekebayev in 1992 founded the party Ata Meken and sitting since that year in Kyrgyz Parliament, the Zhogorku Kenesh. In the presidential elections in 2000, he ran against the incumbent Askar Akayev and defeated. After the 2005 parliamentary elections and the subsequent Tulip Revolution Tekebayev was elected in March 2005 as Chairman of Parliament. He resigned in February 2006 from this office and collected the opposition against President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. When overthrow in April 2010 Tekebayev was briefly arrested, then called him Roza Otunbayeva as agent for constitutional reforms in their transitional government.

After the 2010 general election Tekebayev wanted a second time President of the Parliament, but failed his choice, probably because he was accused, he had the unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan in 2010 stoked. Instead Tekebajews two weeks later Achmatbek Keldibekow Parliament President.