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Mongolia's Presidential Election [June 21, 2021]   [open pdf - 564KB]

From the Document: "Mongolia's June 9 presidential election delivered a decisive victory for Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, the country's former Prime Minister (October 2017-January 2021) and current chairman of the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP). Khurelsukh received a record 68% [hyperlink] of the vote. The Right Person Electorate Coalition's Dangaasurengiin Enkhbat [hyperlink] came in second, with 20%, while Sodnomzunduin Erdene, the candidate from incumbent President Khaltmaagiin Battulga's Democratic Party (DP), received 6%. Voter turnout, at just under 60%, exceeded the required 50% threshold but was lower [hyperlink] than in previous elections. According to Mongolia's electoral laws, presidential candidates can only be nominated by a party with parliamentary representation, but the president-elect must suspend party membership before assuming office. Nevertheless, Khurelsukh's victory is generally seen as cementing MPP control over the government, as the party holds a commanding majority in parliament. His inauguration is scheduled for June 25."

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CRS Insight, IN11692
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2021-06-21
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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