Monthly Archives: June 2012

Monitoring the Election

The weakest point of the current election law in Mongolia is probably the voter registration process and this will thus be an area of focus for election monitors. Continue reading

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Coalition Speculation

The MPRP as a coalition partner to the DP or MPP? Really? Continue reading

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MPRP Vote as Indication of Populism

The MPRP is Enkhbayar’s party and its appeal is populist. Continue reading

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The Significance of the Ulaanbaatar City Council Election

The city council election in Ulaanbaatar has gained in significance with its concurrent date with the national election. Continue reading

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Update on Election Expectations

Corruption apparently not on top of Mongolian voters’ minds. Continue reading

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Impressions for the DP Rally in Yarmag

Julian and I have just returned from the Democratic Party Rally in Yarmag, Han-Uul District where the party’s two Parliamentary candidates L. Bold and Ts. Oyungerel as well as E. Bat-Uul, running for UB Parliament, made speeches in support of … Continue reading

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Election Songs of Parties

Campaign songs of major Mongolian parties. Continue reading

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PM Batbold out for a Run with MPP Candidate Ganhuyag

The prime minister goes running. Continue reading

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Parties vs. Individual Candidates

Campaign strategies focusing on individual candidates in outdoor advertising and party votes in media advertising. Continue reading

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Less Visibility for Mongolian Ultra-Nationalists

I remember being shocked during my first trip to Mongolia in 2008 when walking along Peace Avenue, I saw a car belong to the unofficial political group/gang Blue Mongol (Хөх Монгол) sporting a prominent and rather taboo swastika. After asking … Continue reading

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More Details on Election Procedures

Voting procedures for individual voters in Mongolia’s parliamentary election. Continue reading

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Campaign Workers

Campaign workers roaming Peace Avenue in Ulaanbaatar. Continue reading

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Took a while ’til my penny dropped: political vanity phone numbers

What’s in a number? Big Mongolian parties use vanity phone numbers in the current election. Continue reading

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First Look at Campaign-Smothered Ulaanbaatar

A census of downtown Ulaanbaatar outdoor election advertising. Continue reading

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Sant Maral’s Politbarometer June 2012

Some speculation about the election outcome in the Mongolian parliamentary election based on recently released poll results. Continue reading

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