Gombojav Zandanshatar, Mongolia’s parliament speaker, was re-elected on Tuesday.
During the first session of Mongolia’s new parliament, 76 newly elected legislators of the country’s 76-seat unicameral parliament voted for the nominee of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) to become the new speaker of parliament.
The 50-year-old had previously been elected as a member of parliament three times — in 2004, 2008 and 2016.
In early 2019, Zandanshatar was appointed as a new parliament speaker after Miyegombo Enkhbold was dismissed from his post due to an alleged abuse of power.
Zandanshatar’s re-election came after the ruling MPP won a landslide victory in last week’s elections, taking 62 out of 76 seats in parliament.
The State Great Khural, Mongolia’s unicameral parliament, consists of 76 lawmakers, whose terms last four years.