GlobalPost: Mongolia election – Voters go to the polls to elect new parliament

Mongolians traveled to polling stations across the Alaska-sized country today to elect a new parliament that will be charged with improving the distribution of the country’s ballooning mining revenues, the Associated Press reported. According to Voice of America, the resource-rich country’s mining boom has brought truckloads of foreign investment and made Mongolia the fastest growing economy in the world last year. It grew an unprecedented 17.3 percent in 2011, the World Bank said. But many of the landlocked country’s 2.8 million-strong population, one third of who live in poverty, complain they haven’t received their fair share of the wealth and accuse those in power of corruption. To read the full article, click hereMongolia election – Voters go to the polls to elect new parliament

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