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Mongolian president urges newly-elected parliament to better serve nation

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Mongolia‘s President Khaltmaa Battulga on Tuesday urged the country’s 76 newly-elected parliament members to address concerns over the country’s economic and social development and work to raise living standards.

“You all became legislators at a time when the country is facing many social and economic challenges which must be solved promptly. Therefore, you all have to make more responsible, ethical, and effective efforts in serving citizens and giving them more opportunities,” Battulga said when addressing the first session of the parliament.

The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) should listen to and respect the views and opinions of the opposition and seek optimal decisions and solutions to tackle economic and other difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, secure people’s livelihood and keep existing jobs, said Battulga.

The president also called on the opposition Democratic Party (DP) to promote mutual understanding and cooperation with the MPP rather than confrontation.

The MPP won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held last Wednesday, taking 62 out of the 76 seats, according to official results announced Friday.

The opposition DP won 11 seats, while two coalitions — the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition — won one seat each. Additionally, former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, nabbed the remaining seat, according to the General Election Commission.

The State Great Khural — Mongolia’s unicameral parliament — consists of 76 lawmakers, whose terms lasts four years.

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Mongolian PM re-elected after parliamentary election victory

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Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.

Khurelsukh’s nomination was approved by a vote of over 98 percent in the country’s 76-seat unicameral parliament, or the State Great Khural.

According to Mongolia’s constitution, the prime minister is nominated by a majority party in the parliament.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last week’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the parliament.

Khurelsukh, 52, had previously been elected as a member of parliament three times — in 2000, 2004 and 2012. He was re-elected as legislator in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

He was deputy prime minister twice between 2014 and 2017, and became prime minister in October 2017.

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Mongolian parliament approves deputy speakers

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Mongolia‘s parliament on Wednesday approved Tumurbaatar Ayursaikhan, a member of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), and Saldan Odontuya, a member of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), as deputy speakers.

According to the law on parliament, a party or coalition that has won at least eight seats in regular parliamentary elections has the right to form a parliamentary faction and one person from each parliamentary faction will be elected as deputy speaker of the parliament.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the parliament.

The DP garnered 11 seats, while two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, got one seat.

The State Great Khural, Mongolia’s unicameral parliament, consists of 76 lawmakers, whose terms lasts for four years.

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Mongolian president orders recount of parliament election ballots

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Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga has asked the country’s General Election Commission (GEC) to urgently recount all ballots of the recent parliamentary elections by hand, the presidential press office reported Saturday.

Battulga made the proposal after some political parties, coalitions and independent candidates said there was “organized irregularity and manipulation” in the parliamentary elections held on Wednesday.

The GEC is expected to conduct hand recounts in all 29 constituencies within this weekend.

The ruling Mongolian People’s Party won a landslide victory in the regular parliamentary elections, taking 62 seats out of 76 in the parliament, according to the official results announced Friday.

The country’s opposition Democratic Party won 11 seats. Two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, got one seat.

Mongolia‘s parliament, the State Great Khural, is unicameral, consisting of 76 lawmakers with a four-year term.

The previous parliamentary elections in Mongolia were held on June 29, 2016.

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Mongolian opposition leader resigns over parliamentary election defeat

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Sodnomzundui Erdene, chairman of Mongolia‘s Democratic Party (DP), on Thursday announced his resignation over his party’s defeat in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday.

“The DP did not succeed in the parliamentary elections as planned. So, according to the party’s rules, I decided to step down as chairman of the party,” Erdene told a news conference, apologizing to his party members and supporters.

Mongolia’s General Election Commission (GEC) has not yet announced the official results of the parliamentary elections, but according to GEC preliminary results, the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won a landslide victory, taking 62 seats out of 76.

The preliminary results showed that the DP garnered 11 seats, while two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, got one seat.

Mongolia’s State Great Khural, or parliament, is unicameral and consists of 76 lawmakers, whose terms last for four years.

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Mongolians to vote in parliamentary elections

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Mongolians will vote in parliamentary elections on Wednesday after the three-week-long parliamentary election campaign was concluded on Monday night.

The vote will begin from 7.00 a.m. local time (1500 GMT) and last for 15 hours at 2,070 polling stations across the country.

A total of 13 political parties, four coalitions and 137 independent candidates will run for the regular parliamentary elections.

More than 2.1 million Mongolians are eligible to vote, according to the General Election Commission (GEC).

The Asian country’s parliament, the State Great Khural, is unicameral, consisting of 76 lawmakers serving a four-year term.

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Over 260 Mongolian nationals return home amid COVID-19 pandemic

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More than 260 Mongolian nationals onboard a chartered flight arrived at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport from Southeast early Sunday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s State Emergency Commission (SEC) said Sunday.

The passengers consisted of pregnant women, the elderly, children, disabled and sick people, and those with financial and other problems, the SEC said, adding that they flew to the South Korean capital Seoul from eight Southeast Asian countries before boarding the flight.

The repatriated people will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Mongolia has chartered flights and evacuated around 11,000 nationals from different parts of the world, according to the SEC.

As of Sunday morning, Mongolia has reported a total of 204 COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

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256 Mongolian nationals return home from Europe amid COVID-19 pandemic

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A total of 256 Mongolian nationals returned home from Europe on a chartered flight from Frankfurt to Mongolia‘s capital here on Saturday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The repatriated consisted of pregnant women, the elderly, children, disabled and sick people, students and those with financial and other problems, the country’s State Emergency Commission (SEC) said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Mongolia has evacuated more than 10,000 nationals on chartered flights from different parts of the world, according to the SEC.

As of Saturday, Mongolia has confirmed 204 COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

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Over 260 Mongolian nationals return home from South Korea amid COVID-19 pandemic

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A total of 266 Mongolian nationals returned home from South Korea on a chartered flight on Thursday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s State Emergency Commission (SEC).

The repatriated people are pregnant women, the elderly, children, disabled and sick people, and those with financial and other problems, the SEC said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Mongolia has evacuated more than 10,000 nationals by chartered flights from different parts of the world, according to the country’s foreign ministry.

As of Thursday, Mongolia has confirmed 201 COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

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Over 260 Mongolians repatriated from Japan amid COVID-19 pandemic

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A total of 261 Mongolian nationals have been repatriated from Japan on a chartered flight amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s health ministry said Friday.

The flight from Tokyo landed in the Chinggis Khaan International Airport on Thursday night, Dorj Narangerel, head of public relations and surveillance at the ministry, told a news conference.

The repatriated nationals have been placed under isolation and medical observation at the Central Military Hospital and other designated facilities for 21 days, Narangerel said.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Mongolia has been evacuating its citizens from abroad in stages, according to the country’s State Emergency Commission (SEC).

More than 2,300 Mongolian nationals from countries including Kazakhstan, Japan, India, South Korea and Germany will be returned home on nine chartered flights this month, the SEC said.

As of Friday, the Asian country has confirmed 197 COVID-19 cases, including five foreign nationals. All cases were imported, mostly from Russia.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

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