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Grappling With Parliament Limiting His Powers, Mongolian President Moves to Dissolve Ruling Party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mongolia's March Against Corruption

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

Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues

Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues

By Peter Bittner
The parliamentary speaker has been forced out, the latest twist in Mongolia's long-simmering political scandals.

A New Cabinet for Mongolia

A New Cabinet for Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes and Mendee Jargalsaikhan
Yet another round of changes in government, yet another setback in the hope for genuine reform.

On the Mongolian Campaign Trail

On the Mongolian Campaign Trail

By Peter Bittner
An on-the-ground look at campaigning and voting in Mongolia's tight presidential race.
Mongolia Just Chose a New President. What Now?

Mongolia Just Chose a New President. What Now?

By Julian Dierkes
Mongolia is set for 3 years of cohabitation between President Battulga and an MPP parliament.

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