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After Wild Election Season, What’s Next for Mongolia?
July 01, 2021

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?
May 18, 2021

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?
May 12, 2021

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
April 20, 2021

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
January 27, 2021

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?
January 05, 2021

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
June 25, 2020

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
June 06, 2017

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
July 01, 2016

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.

Mongolia Votes
July 01, 2016

Mongolia Votes

By Peter Bittner
The Diplomat's Peter Bittner provides a first-hand look at election day in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar.

Tensions High as Mongolians Cast Ballots in Parliamentary Elections
June 29, 2016

Tensions High as Mongolians Cast Ballots in Parliamentary Elections

By Peter Bittner
Fears of potential unrest have led the capital city to ban public assembly, alcohol sales.
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