BBC: Mining wealth key issue as Mongolia votes

Voters are going to the polls in Mongolia to elect a new parliament in the seventh election since the end of communism in 1990. Voters are choosing between the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) and opposition Democratic Party. Both parties are promising better wealth distribution from an economic boom fuelled by mining. Mongolia’s GDP growth was 17% last year but a third of its 2.8m population live below the poverty line. Foreign investment in the resource rich country stands at $5bn (£3.2bn), led by the coal, copper and gold mining industries. To read the full article, click hereMining wealth key issue as Mongolia votes

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