Former President Elbegdorj Tsakhia on Mongolia’s Democracy and Security
By Bolor Lkhaajav
“Democracy is deeply rooted in Mongolia. Yet, our people’s choice is under constant assault.”
New Constitutional Amendments in Mongolia: Real Reform or Political Opportunism?
By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
There are serious issue with Mongolia's political system. Will the current proposals for constitutional amendment address those problems?
After Wild Election Season, What’s Next for Mongolia?
By Marissa Smith and Julian Dierkes
The Mongolian People’s Party now controls the executive and the legislature, but now must contend with COVID-19 and demands to level the political playing field.
Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?
By Enkhbaigali Byambasuren
A constitutional and legislative crisis resulted in a hunger strike ahead of the June presidential election.
Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?
By Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag and Fernando Casal Bértoa
Popular presidential elections can serve to increase fragmentation, weaken political parties, and promote polarization, putting democracy at risk.
Grappling With Parliament Limiting His Powers, Mongolian President Moves to Dissolve Ruling Party
By Marissa Smith, Bulgan Batdorj, and Julian Dierkes
Political maneuvering ahead of June's presidential election may post a general threat to Mongolia's democracy.
With New PM, a New Generation Taking Charge in Mongolia
By Julian Dierkes and Bolor Lkhaajav
Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene represents a new type of Mongolian leader: a younger, Western-educated professional with a strong policy focus.
Is Mongolia Ready for a Female President?
By Manduul Bat-Orshikh
Ts. Oyungerel has announced she will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for this year's presidential election, sparking controversy before the race even starts.
Mongolia’s New Parliament: Familiar Party, Fresher Faces
By Julian Dierkes and Marissa Smith
The MPP retains its supermajority, but there is more to the results than simply a consolidation of power by the ruling party.
The Race for Mongolia's Presidency Begins
By Julian Dierkes
A horse-breeder, a judoka and a feng shui practitioner walk into a Mongolian polling station...
Mongolian People’s Party Routs Democratic Party in Parliamentary Elections
By Peter Bittner
Independent observers called the election orderly and competitive, but tainted by last-minute electoral legislation.
By Peter Bittner
The Diplomat's Peter Bittner provides a first-hand look at election day in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar.