Reuters: Mongolia alliance opposed to foreign miners posts strong poll gain

A left-wing alliance hostile to foreign mining has won more than a fifth of the votes in Mongolia’s parliamentary elections, according to a preliminary tally on Saturday, making it a potential coalition partner in the next government. Led by the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party, or MPRP, the alliance could hold the balance of power in a new parliament after gaining more than 22 percent of votes cast on Thursday, the country’s elections commission said. Neither of the two front runners – the Mongolian Democratic Party (MDP) and the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) – had won enough seats to form an outright majority of 39 seats, the preliminary results showed. To read the full article, click hereMongolia alliance opposed to foreign miners posts strong poll gain

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