Jakarta Globe / AFP: Mongolia Awaits Results of Parliamentary Elections

Mongolia awaited results of parliamentary elections Friday after voters took to the polls, with both main parties pledging to share the spoils of a divisive mining boom. Polls closed at 8:00 p.m. Thursday and results were expected to be announced Friday, the government said, thanks to an electronic voting system introduced to increase transparency. Previously it had taken weeks to collate election results, with accusations of vote-rigging in 2008 leading to riots that left four dead. Mongolia’s economy has exploded in recent years as mining giants such as Rio Tinto and China’s Shenhua moved in to exploit the vast, landlocked nation’s huge and largely untapped reserves of coal, copper and gold. To read the full article, click hereMongolia Awaits Results of Parliamentary Elections

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