The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won a landslide victory in the regular parliamentary elections held on Wednesday, according to the official results announced by the General Election Commission (GEC) on Friday.
The MPP took 62 seats out of 76 in the parliament, said GEC’s chairman Choizon Sodnomtseren.
Mongolia‘s Democratic Party gathered 11 seats, while two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each, he said.
Former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, got one seat, he added.
Voter turnout in the parliamentary elections reached 73.65 percent, the highest rate since 2000, according to the GEC.
The State Great Khural, Mongolia’s unicameral parliament, consists of 76 lawmakers, whose term lasts four years.
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