Al Jazeera: Mongolia parties call for new elections

Mongolia is facing a political gridlock 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. 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”. “We are demanding the traditional system of counting votes by hand in every election constituency across the whole country to end this confusion that the population has about the voting machines and automated systems,” MPP secretary Yangug Sodbaatar said. 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. To read the full article, click hereMongolia parties call for new elections

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