Voice of America: Opposition Poised to Win Mongolian Election

Mongolian election officials say the opposition Democratic Party has captured more votes than the ruling Mongolian People’s Party in Thursday’s parliamentary election, but not the required majority. The final results have not been announced due to technical problems with a new automated counting system, introduced to ensure more fairness in the voting process. The ruling Mongolian People’s Party and eight smaller parties have asked for new elections, citing technical problems with the new system. Several parties have asked for a vote recount amid allegations of vote rigging and concerns about the new voting system. The election commission chief Namsrijavttulg Luvsanjav Saturday defended the technology, saying that manual recount performed at some polling stations showed largely the same results as the automated system. To read the full article, click hereOpposition Poised to Win Mongolian Election

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