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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.

Bolor Lkhaajav on Mongolia’s Messy Presidential Election
June 01, 2021

Bolor Lkhaajav on Mongolia’s Messy Presidential Election

By Shannon Tiezzi
A run-down of the state of Mongolian politics a week before the election.
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 Bolor Lkhaajav and Julian Dierkes
Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene represents a new type of Mongolian leader: a younger, Western-educated professional with a strong policy focus.

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests
January 22, 2021

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Instability roils Mongolia’s political apparatus in the midst of a global pandemic.
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.

Aubrey Menard on Mongolia’s Dynamic Youth
June 01, 2020

Aubrey Menard on Mongolia’s Dynamic Youth

By Catherine Putz
30 years after a youth-led revolution overturned Soviet rule, young Mongols are again at the forefront of change in the country.

Mongolia’s Next Election Will Feature New Types of Candidates
May 22, 2020

Mongolia’s Next Election Will Feature New Types of Candidates

By Bulgan Batdorj and Julian Dierkes
The breadth of Mongolian democracy is widening.

Mongolia: How Nalaikh’s Youth See Democracy
May 14, 2020

Mongolia: How Nalaikh’s Youth See Democracy

By Claire Casher, Samantha Coronel, Rasmus Dilling-Hansen, and Cassandra Jeffery
A Canadian research team shares their findings from a Mongolia youth engagement study.
Mongolia's March Against Corruption
February 02, 2019

Mongolia's March Against Corruption

By Peter Bittner
The view from Sukhbaatar Square during a series of mass protests.

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