Cracks Become More Visible Within the Ruling Party
by Amar Adiya
Julian Dierkes of the University of British Columbia, a long-time Mongolia observer, recently opined that the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP), which controls the supermajority in parliament, has become less cohesive, revealing internal cracks, particularly following the August cabinet reshuffle. He also debunks the widely held belief that Mongolia is becoming a one-party state, despite the MPP's complete control of the presidency, parliament, and cabinet.
In Mongolian politics, the ruling party’s infighting without specific policy agenda is nothing new. However, the ongoing 2023 budget debate has revealed significant conflict among MPP as the November budget deadline approaches.