With Changes to Electoral System, What Outlook for Mongolian Democracy?

By Julian Dierkes

As parliament has accepted the high court rejection of proportional representation, some options remained, particular a postponing of the election or a reversion to the 2008 block-voting system. It now seems that a return to the 2004 system (76 majoritarian ridings) is more likely.

In this context, I’ve offered some thoughts about the implications of the upcoming election beyond immediate outcomes at The Diplomat.

 

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He tweets @jdierkes
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