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MPRP Vote as Indication of Populism

[Нийтэлсэн: 27.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Some days ago, I considered whether we might take the share of the party vote achieved by the MPRP in tomorrow’s election as an indication of (a rise of) populism in Mongolian politics. Having had the opportunity to speak to a few supporters of the MPRP in the past several days of visiting campaign offices [...]

Corruption and greed in ‘Minegolia’

[Нийтэлсэн: 27.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – There was a time when Tugsjargal Munkherdene felt like a pariah. Not one of Mongolia’s many radio stations would air his songs; no agent was willing to help him find a gig. It seemed in a nation the size of Western Europe, there wasn’t space for a hip-hop rapper, whose harsh lyrics [...]

What is at Stake in Mongolia’s Election?

[Нийтэлсэн: 27.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Amid important elections and transitions taking place this year in different parts of the world, it is easy to overlook the parliamentary election to be held in Mongolia on June 28. On that day, the country will choose its next government in one of the most consequential elections in its recent history. Consequential because―in a [...]

A Crucial Week In Mongolia

[Нийтэлсэн: 26.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

It appears that President Elbegdorj has gotten his way and former President Enkhbayar will not be able to stand in the parliamentary elections this coming Thursday.

Mongolia’s opposition takes lead ahead of polls

[Нийтэлсэн: 25.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s opposition Democratic Party has established a strong lead over the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) ahead of elections next week, according to an opinion poll released Friday.

Political corruption case illustrates Mongolia’s challenges

[Нийтэлсэн: 25.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The man who was once the most powerful person in Mongolia lies in a hospital bed recovering from a hunger strike, the late afternoon sun falling across his sunken face.

Manthorpe: Mongolian elections mark key step on democratization road

[Нийтэлсэн: 18.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Depending on whom one believes, Mongolia’s former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar is either a champion of democracy targeted for judicial persecution by an increasingly authoritarian regime or he is a corrupt charlatan whose finely crafted portrayal of martyrdom hoodwinked Washington, the United Nations and the European Union.

President Elbegdorj Ups the Ante

[Нийтэлсэн: 10.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The international coverage of former president Nambar Enkhbayar’s treatment by the current government and the General Election Committee of Mongolia has clearly rattled President Elbegdorj. He has issued a series of comments defending the government’s actions and reaffirming not only the charges logged against Enkhbayar, but also imploring Mongolia’s democratic allies to recognize the he [...]

Former Mongolia President Ineligible for Election

[Нийтэлсэн: 09.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Former Mongolian President Enkhbayar Nambar said he has been deemed ineligible to stand in this month’s parliamentary elections, in the latest setback to his attempted political comeback at a time when fresh questions are being asked about the nation’s democratic foundations.

Graft charges bar Mongolia ex-president from polls

[Нийтэлсэн: 08.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Former Mongolian president Nambar Enkhbayar has been barred from participating in parliamentary elections later this month following his arrest on corruption charges in April, members of his family told Reuters on Thursday.

Mongolia bars former president from polls

[Нийтэлсэн: 07.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia has blocked former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar from running for parliament in upcoming elections, a move that many say could damage the young, mineral-rich democracy’s reputation for transparency and upholding democratic principles.

Former Mongolia president’s trial put back

[Нийтэлсэн: 05.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The corruption trial of Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Mongolia’s former president, has been postponed until June 12.

Mongolia ex-leader Nambar Enkhbayar condemns trial

[Нийтэлсэн: 04.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Former president of Mongolia Nambar Enkhbayar has accused the authorities in his country of waging a politically motivated legal campaign against him.

EU Urges Mongolia To Treat Ex-President’s Corruption Case Fairly

[Нийтэлсэн: 02.06.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The European Union on Friday urged authorities in Mongolia to ensure that the case of former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar, who is accused of corruption, is treated fairly with full respect to democratic principles.

Mongolian Ex-President Denounces Timing of His Graft Trial

[Нийтэлсэн: 28.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

As he prepared to go on trial on corruption charges, the former president of Mongolia lay in a wrinkled hospital bed, where he was recovering from a 10-day hunger strike he waged to protest being held in detention by his successor’s government.

Key political risks to watch in Mongolia

[Нийтэлсэн: 25.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

As June elections approach, mining investors in Mongolia worry that their contracts might be targeted for a fresh round of renegotiation after the poll.

Political miscalculation raises risks for Mongolian mining

[Нийтэлсэн: 22.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s bid to discredit one of its most popular opposition politicians, a staunch supporter of resource nationalism, could backfire and strengthen his party in approaching elections, putting at risk mining investments in the central Asian nation.

Resource-rich Mongolia plays populist card in run-up to polls

[Нийтэлсэн: 18.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s bid to discredit one of its most popular opposition politicians, a staunch supporter of resource nationalism, could backfire and strengthen his party in approaching elections, putting at risk mining investments in the central Asian nation.

Treatment of Former Mongolian President Raises International Concerns

[Нийтэлсэн: 18.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

A former president of Mongolia is now in a hospital, recovering from the effects of a hunger strike he staged while imprisoned by the government that replaced his.

Mongolia Was Under Pressure Over Presidential Detention

[Нийтэлсэн: 16.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s leadership faced growing international pressure over its treatment of a detained former president before a local court on Monday sanctioned his release.

Sen. Feinstein warns of political crackdown in Mongolia ahead of June elections

[Нийтэлсэн: 15.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The United States should demand that Mongolia, the only functioning democracy in Central Asia and a close U.S. ally, respect its citizens’ legal rights amid a crackdown on political opponents, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on the House floor Monday.

Ex-President of Mongolia Freed

[Нийтэлсэн: 15.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

A Mongolian court on Monday released from detention the country’s former president, his lawyer said, just over a month after he was jailed on accusations of corruption in a case that sparked international concern about the rule of law in the country.

Former Mongolian President Granted Bail After Hunger Strike

[Нийтэлсэн: 14.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Former Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was granted bail today and will remain hospitalized to get medical treatment after refusing water for 10 days to protest his detention on corruption charges.

Ex-Leader’s Detention Tests Mongolia’s Budding Democracy

[Нийтэлсэн: 14.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s previous president has spent more than a week on a hunger strike, protesting a detention that he says is aimed at preventing him from running in the country’s coming parliamentary election.

Mongolia Faces Questions Over Commitment to Democracy

[Нийтэлсэн: 12.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, responding to international concerns over the jailing of his predecessor, said he has no right to interfere in corruption probes.

Mongolia backtracks on state ownership of mining companies

[Нийтэлсэн: 10.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolian elections are set for the end of June and in the run-up draft legislation put forward new provisions to cap foreign ownership of domestic companies at 49%, rules similar to Zimbabwe’s indigenization policy.

Jailed Mongolian Ex-Leader Hospitalized on Hunger Strike

[Нийтэлсэн: 10.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Jailed former Mongolian President Nambar Enkhbayar, who is planning to run in parliamentary elections next month, was taken to hospital yesterday after he began a hunger strike May 4 in protest over his imprisonment.

Twitter’s role in 2012 presidential campaign extends beyond 140 characters

[Нийтэлсэн: 08.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

NEW YORK — (at)BarackObama is on Twitter. So is (at)MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.

Something Amiss in Land of Nomads

[Нийтэлсэн: 08.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Mongolia’s president likes to call his country the freest in its region, a proud achievement for a nation squeezed between Russia and China. But as the detention of a former president over corruption allegations drags on ahead of key elections, analysts are asking whether the case risks eroding Mongolia’s democratic system.

Corruption case looms over Mongolia poll

[Нийтэлсэн: 07.05.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

With parliamentary elections in Mongolia two months away, the capital is humming with campaign preparations.


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