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Former President Elbegdorj Tsakhia on Mongolia’s Democracy and Security
November 19, 2022

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.”

Mongolia Unveils New Pro-Business Cabinet
September 07, 2022

Mongolia Unveils New Pro-Business Cabinet

By Amar Adiya
The quick Cabinet reshuffle is intended to strengthen PM Oyun-Erdene’s position and give him legislative support to push his liberalization and privatization agenda forward.
New Constitutional Amendments in Mongolia: Real Reform or Political Opportunism?
July 01, 2022

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?

Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia
April 08, 2022

Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The voice of the youth and their peaceful protests have historical resonance for Mongolia’s democracy.

The Hurdles Facing Mongolia’s Overseas Voters
March 25, 2022

The Hurdles Facing Mongolia’s Overseas Voters

By Anoushka Chandarana, Anthony Coompson, Jemimah Ogundele, and Narayanan (Hari) GL
Mongolia does not make it easy for expats to cast their ballots in key elections.

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 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.
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.

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