In Mongolia’s presidential election

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Presidential elections will be held in Mongolia on Monday, the citizens of the country by direct universal suffrage to elect the head of the fifth Republic.

Presidential elections are held in Mongolia for the seventh time, involving three candidates from the major political parties entering the Parliament. Incumbent President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of the Democratic party (DP), remained on the post for two terms and, according to the legislation of the country, ineligible to run for the third time.

In the case that the new head of the Republic will be elected in the first round of voting, the inauguration ceremony will take place on 10 July, after which the President will assume his duties.

Mongolia, thanks to its geographical position and natural resources is gradually becoming an important player in the region, so the current elections will greatly affect which way it will move modern Mongolia in the next four years.

The electoral process

The President of the Republic is elected by the majority system by direct universal suffrage for a term of 4 years and no more than two terms. The winner will be the candidate who receives more than 50% of the votes, and in case none of the candidates receives the necessary votes in two weeks will be held the second round, which will be determined by the winner of the presidential race.

On voting day, June 26 in the country will be open 1983 the polling station. Citizens of Mongolia residing abroad, vote early, they have voted on 10 and 11 June in the country’s diplomatic missions around the world.

According to the Main Department on issues of intellectual property and state registration, are eligible to vote 2 002 3018 Mongolian citizens. However, for various reasons, only 1 978 294 of them are included in the electoral lists for the upcoming vote. 44 274 people included in the lists marked «temporarily exempt.» It is noted that excluded from the main lists of the citizens on voting day can still come to your site and vote after the completion of the identification, including the fingerprint check.

Interest in the presidential election this year is quite large, the voting will be watched by 117 international observers from 36 countries. They will observe the voting process, counting process, with the actions of the CEC, the media and candidates.

From year to year the number of international election observers in Mongolia is increasing. The most numerous group of observers arrived in Mongolia from the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Thus, unlike most countries, the electoral code of Mongolia prohibits conduct surveys exit poll on the voting day, so the information on voting can be found only from the data of the CEC.


For the post of President of the country claim three candidates, each nominated represented in Parliament party, the names of candidates were announced in early may this year. According to the legislation the candidate should be a native of Mongolia, not younger than 45 years old and live in the country, at least in the last 5 years.

Candidate from Mongolian people’s party (MNP) was Miegombyn Enkhbold of the Democratic party (DP) is Khaltmagiin Battulga and the Mongolian people’s revolutionary party (MPRP) — Synkopen Ganbaatar.

A candidate from the BNP

Acting speaker of Parliament of Mongolia and leader of the Mongolian people’s party, Miegombyn Enkhbold said that in the event of his victory intends to bring the country out of crisis, to cope with the slowdown in economic growth and stability, and to reduce the gap between rich and poor.

The Enkhbold was born in Ulaanbaatar in 1987 has ended economic faculty of the Mongolian state University. Has a master’s degree in Economics and is a member of the International Informatization Academy.

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Detractors accused Enkhbold of speculation land during his tenure as mayor, however, these allegations were never proven.

The candidate from MPRP

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Synkopen Ganbaatar was born in 1970 in Bayanhongor aimag. He graduated from Geology Department of University of science and technology of Mongolia, has a master’s degree in Geology. He later studied business and Economics in the UK, where he has worked in the banking sector.

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Ganbaatar was not the original choice of the party that has put forward as its candidate for the presidency of the former President of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar. However, the CEC of the country on may 14 of this year, refused to ex-President to register because of a conviction on corruption charges, the term of which will end to August 2, 2017.

The candidate for the Democrats

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Battulga was born in Ulan Bator in 1963, and unlike its competitors, has no political or economic education, by profession he is an artist. However, this did not prevent him to build his business and make a successful political career. Battulga also was part of the national team on Sambo.

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Battulga is quite a controversial figure, his name has not once been linked to major scandals. Last year the Prosecutor’s office of Mongolia has attracted as accused on charges of abuse of office and causing the state a damage in especially large sizes, the investigation is still ongoing.