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  • Writer's pictureAmar Adiya

Mongolia's Election: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors


While the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) enjoys a comfortable majority, the pre-election period has been anything but smooth sailing. The opposition, particularly the Democratic Party (DP) and the National Alliance, find themselves battling internal divisions and navigating intricate legal hurdles that threaten to derail their campaigns.



The DP, once a formidable force, grappled with a bitter internal dispute over candidate lists. The highly publicized conflict surrounding the replacement of names of candidates when submitting to the General Election Committee (GEC) has exposed deep rifts within the party and raised concerns about its ability to present a united front against the MPP. This internal turmoil could significantly impact the DP’s performance at the polls, potentially paving the way for an even stronger MPP majority.

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