Global Integrity: No Good Guys in Mongolia’s Pre-Election Maneuvering?

Today is a major day for the people of Mongolia – all 76 seats of Parliament (known as the “State Great Hural”) are up for grabs. A lot is at stake with today’s election in particular, as Mongolia prepares to draft new economic policies to handle its vast troves of mineral resources. Proposed mining laws aim to ensure the continued growth of the country, which saw its GDP grow a notable 6.4% in 2010. With presidential elections only a year away, many hopeful politicians are eying the position currently held by President Tsakhia Elbegdorj. One such politician is former Mongolian President and opposition leader Nambaryn Enkhbayar. He announced his plans to run for a seat in the State Great Hural, only to have Mongolia’s General Election Committee deny him. The reason? To read the full article, click hereNo Good Guys in Mongolia’s Pre-Election Maneuvering?

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