Bangkok Post: Mongolia’s ruling party calls for new elections

Mongolia was facing political gridlock on Saturday with the ruling party leading calls for fresh elections and rejecting a new voting system that was intended to bring more fairness to the polls. An electronic voting system was used for the first time in parliamentary elections on Thursday in an effort to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a manual count four years ago when corruption allegations triggered deadly riots. However the automated system has been plagued with technical problems, and results of the elections that were intended to be released within hours of polls closing are still yet to be announced. The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) and eight smaller parties signed a petition on Friday that said the new electronic voting system had “violated the constitution of Mongolia”. To read the full article, click hereMongolia’s ruling party calls for new elections

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