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Mongolia’s Ruling Party Wins Landslide Victory In Parliamentary Elections

ULAN BATOR, June 25 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), won a landslide victory in the regular parliamentary elections on Wednesday, according to preliminary results from Mongolia’s General Election Commission (GEC).

Preliminary voting results showed the MPP took 62 seats out of 76 in parliament.

Two coalitions, Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each. Former Mongolian Prime Minister, Norov Altankhuyag, who ran for the parliamentary elections as an independent candidate, got one seat.

Mongolia Starts Parliamentary Elections Amid Pandemic

ULAN BATOR, June 24 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – Mongolians go to the polls today (Wednesday), for the regular parliamentary elections, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The vote began from 7.00 a.m. local time (1500 GMT), and will last for 15 hours, at 2,070 polling stations across the country, according to the General Election Commission (GEC).

A total of 13 political parties, four coalitions and 137 independent candidates will run for the regular parliamentary elections, and more than 2.1 million Mongolians are eligible to vote, said the GEC.

Mongolians vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus success

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia.

The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country’s fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died.

Mongolia offers Russia $1 mln in humanitarian aid amid pandemic

ULAN BATOR, May 26./TASS/: The Mongolian government has handed over to Russia a certificate for humanitarian assistance worth 1$ million to fight the coronavirus pandemic, MONTSAME news agency reported on Tuesday.

The certificate was handed over to Russian Ambassador to Mongolia Iskander Azizov by Prime Minister Ukhnaaigiin Khurelsukh. The aid initiative was earlier approved by the Mongolian National Security Council.

Mongolian Ex-President Enkhbayar To Run For Parliamentary Elections

ULAN BATOR, May 17 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – Mongolia’s former President, Nambar Enkhbayar, will run for the upcoming parliamentary elections, the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) said, Saturday.

“The legal environment for chairman of our party to run for elections has already been created. So, he will run for the forthcoming parliamentary elections,” Buya Tulga, secretary of the MPRP, said.

Enkhbayar was banned from standing for the elections in 2017, because of registration irregularities and a conviction for graft in 2012.

Severe Wintry Weather In Mongolia Kills Over 3,600 Livestock Animals

ULAN BATOR, Feb 17 (NNN-MONGOLIA WEB) – Extreme wintry weather, known as dzud in Mongolia, killed 3,625 livestock animals so far this year, in the western Mongolian province of Uvs alone, the country’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said today.

“Dzud” is a Mongolian term to describe the frigid winter that comes after a dry summer and causes the death of a great number of livestock, due to starvation or cold.

ADB To Provide 80 Million USD To Promote Health Services In Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, Dec 28 (NNN-MONGOLIA WEB) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB), on Friday, signed a loan and grant agreement worth 80 million U.S. dollars, with the Mongolian government, for promoting health care services in the Asian country.

Declan Magee, ADB deputy country director for Mongolia, and Mongolian Finance Minister, Chimed Khurelbaatar, signed the agreement at a ceremony held in the capital.

Mongolian PM To Visit Russia To Boost Ties

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Nov 30 (NNN-MONGOLIAWEB) – Mongolian Prime Minister, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, will pay an official visit to Russia from Tuesday to Friday, at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, said.

During his visit, Khurelsukh is expected to hold talks with Medvedev and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on expanding bilateral ties and cooperation in a wide range of areas, the ministry said.

Northern Mongolian province allows using guns against bears for self-defense

ULAN BATOR, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Northern Mongolia's Selenge province has allowed citizens to use guns against bears for self-defense, the provincial governor's office said Sunday.

"It's been illegal to hunt bears across Mongolia. But Selenge province has allowed (citizens) to use guns against bears for defending yourself or someone else, if necessary," it said.

The decision came after a 55-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were killed in a bear attack in Yeruu soum of Selenge province on Thursday.

Northern Mongolia Allows Using Guns Against Bears For Self-Defence

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Oct 6 (NNN-MONGOLIA WEB) – Northern Mongolia’s Selenge province, has allowed citizens to use guns against bears for self-defence, the provincial governor’s office said today (Sunday).

“It’s been illegal to hunt bears across Mongolia. But Selenge province has allowed (citizens) to use guns against bears, for defending yourself or someone else, if necessary,” it said.

The decision came after a 55-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were killed, in a bear attack in Yeruu soum of Selenge province, on Thursday.

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