Google News / AFP: Mongolia’s opposition takes lead ahead of polls

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. The non-profit Sant Maral Foundation, which conducted the poll, said the MPP had been losing support to a breakaway party led by Mongolia’s former president Nambar Enkhbayar. The charismatic Enkhbayar, who is himself barred from standing in Thursday’s parliamentary elections, is facing corruption charges that he says are politically motivated, and has condemned the ban. The Sant Maral poll showed that 42 percent of Mongolians support the opposition Democratic Party, while just 28 percent said they would vote for the Mongolian People’s Party. To read the full article, click hereMongolia’s opposition takes lead ahead of polls

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