Ангилал: УИХ Сонгууль 2012
Number of Seats Held by Women in Mongolia’s Parliament Triples
While the arrest of Mongolia’s former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar on corruption charges has been dominating headlines, another quieter, but very significant event took place earlier this summer on June 28, when nine women won seats in the country’s parliamentary elections. This is triple the number of women elected just four years ago.
Монголия преодолела стереотип, что демократия возможна только на Западе
Многие аналитики причисляют Монголию к постсоциалистическим странам, где принципы демократии так и не прижились. Однако недавние парламентские выборы свидетельствуют об обратном — монгольская демократия все-таки развивается.
Mongolia kingmaker: ‘Fix’ Oyu Tolgoi ‘shadow masters’ and ‘scare to death’ Tavan Tolgoi oligarchs
The Financial Times’ Beyondbrics blog analyzes last month’s Mongolian elections and finds the most likely outcome of coalition talks to be a marriage of the Democratic Party and a splinter group of the former majority party called the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party.
Mongolian Democracy Crawls, But Moves Ahead
Reading some of the news out of Mongolia lately it would be easy to conclude that the country is on the verge of becoming yet another failed post-socialist experiment in democracy. Easy, but wrong. Parliamentary elections held late last month show an electorate exercising their rights, and institutions growing more functional at meeting the public’s [...]
Natural Resource debate in Mongolian seems to interest everyone but Mongolians, why?
After Mongolia’s 2008 parliamentary elections, widespread riots resulted in about 700 arrests, five deaths and many injuries. Before the polls on June 28, onlookers wondered if they should expect the same.
Монгольские выборы глазами журналиста из Бурятии
Правящая партия проиграла, в парламенте рулит бывшая оппозиция, из ее партии нынешний президент страны. А бывший президент под следствием и ему грозит тюрьма. Это не сладкий сон российской оппозиции. Это реальная обстановка в соседней с Россией стране
Mongolia’s Parliament Begins Session; Four Seats Still Undecided
Mongolia’s newly elected members of parliament began their first session today even as four of the 76 seats in the State Great Khural remain undecided.
Mongolia: electronic counting but no trust
The results from Mongolia’s 28 June 2012 parliamentary election on are in — sort of. The General Electoral Commission (GEC) announced the preliminary results on 30 June, with official results set to be announced by 13 July. No party won an outright majority, which would require 39 seats in the 76-member State Great Khural.
Fitch: Mongolia election won’t solve credit pressures
The Mongolian economy is overheating, fueled by a mining boom and soaring government spending, but promises from the newly elected coalition parties to distribute the spoils of mineral wealth means fiscal buffers are unlikely to be significantly strengthened after the election. This makes Mongolia vulnerable to a re-run of its 2007-2009 economic crisis if prices [...]
Mongolia’s Democratic Party Says It Will Rule As Count Continues
Mongolia’s Democrats expressed confidence they will form the next ruling party after elections for parliament, even as officials ordered another vote in two districts and early results showed no group won a majority.
Монгольские демократы празднуют победу
День парламентских выборов в Монголии порадовал жителей столицы долгожданным после долгого ненастья теплом и непривычным отсутствием гигантских пробок. 28 июня не просто объявили днем свободным от работы. Это стало днем трезвости. Ни в магазинах, ни в кафе не продавали даже пиво.
Mongolia alliance opposed to foreign miners posts strong poll gain
A left-wing alliance hostile to foreign mining has won more than a fifth of the votes in Mongolia’s parliamentary elections, according to a preliminary tally on Saturday, making it a potential coalition partner in the next government.
Mongolian election signals growing voter cynicism
Mongolia’s June 28 election is set to produce a coalition government with no party in overall control but with the right-leaning Democratic Party commanding the largest number of seats in the nation’s parliament, the Ikh Khural.
Opposition bests ruling party in tight Mongolian vote centered on spending a mining windfall
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The opposition Democratic Party edged out Mongolia’s ruling party in a tightly contested legislative election that centered on how best to use the wealth generated by the still poor but fast-developing country’s mining boom.
Mongolian President’s Party Likely to Lead Parliament
A change in control of Mongolia’s Parliament appears likely after the Democratic Party this week picked up the most votes in legislative elections, during which politicians campaigned on populist promises to share mining wealth.
Mongolia’s free-market MDP claims election lead
The pro-free market Mongolian Democratic Party (MDP), part of a grand coalition until January, said on Friday it was leading in parliamentary elections which are being closely watched to see how the new government handles a spectacular mining boom.
Mongolia’s Democratic Party Leads After Vote For Parliament
Mongolia’s opposition Democratic Party is leading after early counting from parliamentary elections though no party has a clear majority, President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said in an interview today.
Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?
If all goes as envisioned on June 28, Mongolia’s parliament will no longer be a male bastion.
Central Asia: A rocky road to riches
The story of Mongolia’s mining boom begins billions of years ago, when magma from deep in the earth’s mantle forced its way close to the surface and deposited rich mineral veins across Central Asia. Today those resources are easy to spot. Driving through the Gobi desert, the pebbly plain is punctuated by small mounds of [...]
Mongolia poised to elect new parliament
Mongolians head to the polls on Thursday to elect a parliament that will have to make important choices about how to share the proceeds of the mining boom that has gripped the mineral-rich country of 2.8m people.
Mongolia’s new wealth and rising corruption is tearing the nation apart
Mongolia’s parliamentary elections are scheduled for Thursday, and its capital city is awash with politics. The faces of candidates fill the newspapers, peer out of TV sets and stare down from billboards.
Resource nationalism to irk investors as Mongolia goes to polls
ULAN BATOR, June 27 (Reuters) – Resurgent nationalism in mineral-rich Mongolia, which will vote for a new government this week, will irk foreign investors, but it is unlikely to wreck sentiment, with politicians still desperate to keep the dollars flowing in.
In Mongolia, a New, Penned-In Wealth
TAVAN TOLGOI, Mongolia — “All you need to mine here is a shovel,” said an awe-struck Indian investment manager as he stood behind a barrier, along with dozens of international mining industry executives and other eager investors, gazing at the immense coal pit gouged out of the rust-colored earth below.
Mongolian elections decide how to spend a windfall
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians vote for a new legislature this week facing a fortunate choice: How best can the landlocked, still poor country spend an expected windfall from its mining boom?
Mongolian Voters Seek Bigger Share of World-Beating Economy
Mongolians went to the polls today to elect leaders who must address soaring inflation and rising demands for a fairer distribution of more than $1.3 trillion in mineral wealth in the world’s fastest growing economy.
MPRP Vote as Indication of Populism
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 [...]