Eurasianet: Mongolia – Arrest of Ex-President Adds Uncertainty to Upcoming Elections

With Mongolia’s economy poised for boom times, politics is taking a dodgy turn. The April 13 arrest of a former president, Nambar Enkhbayar, on corruption charges has some analysts in Mongolia worried about the formerly communist state’s democratization process. The timing of the arrest has raised questions in the capital Ulaanbaatar about political motives. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for June, and polls show the popularity of the governing coalition, comprising the Mongolian People’s Party and the Democratic Party, to be slipping. Enkhbayar, a former political insider, has emerged in recent years as the governing coalition’s most prominent critic. To read the full article, click hereMongolia – Arrest of Ex-President Adds Uncertainty to Upcoming Elections

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