Category Archives: Ikh Khural 2012

Mongolia this Year

It’s been quite a year for Mongolia in that the rest of the world paid some attention to Mongolia, at least in punctuated bursts… Mongolia in the News Rapid Growth The news item that probably attracted most international attention was … Continue reading

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A New Mongolian Government Is Finally Formed

In a post to the Eurasia Daily Monitor Mendee looks at the recently formed government in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Voter Turn-Out

Brian White examines the extent to which migration may be having an impact on voter turnout in Mongolian elections. Continue reading

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Speculation on a New Government and Factions in the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party (DP) has decided to negotiate with the MPRP-MNDP’s “Justice” coalition on forming a coalition government. However, according to its latest statements, the DP received proposals from the CWGP and independent MPs to join the coalition government. Such … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Asia article on State of Mongolian Democracy

The glass is definitely half full for Asia’s only post-state socialist democracy. Continue reading

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East Asia Forum: Electronic Counting but no Trust

Voting technologies performed smoothly in Mongolian parliamentary election, but trust in political parties is still lacking. Continue reading

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Steps toward New Government

Surprisingly fast emergence of coalition a possibility in Mongolia. Continue reading

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The Impact of a Quota: Female MPs in the Ikh Khural

13 women have been elected to the Mongolian parliament with its 76 seats. This is a huge increase from three previous MPs that is due a minimum quota of 20% female candidates in the election law. Continue reading

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Blogging Election News

Some indications as to the effectiveness of blogging about the Mongolian parliamentary elections. Continue reading

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Seat Distribution Based on Corrected June 30 Preliminary Results

Projection of the seat distribution in the Mongolian parliament based on corrected preliminary results announced June 30. Continue reading

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June 30 Preliminary Results II from GEC: First-Past-the-Post

Yesterday, I posted results that were based on a news.mn website that reproduced results announced by the General Election Commission at noon. I was later accused on Twitter to be using wrong information, but neither of the accusers bothered to … Continue reading

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Getting Yelled at Over Election Results

Earlier today, two Tweeps were clearly upset about some part of my tweets about our estimate of the seat distribution for the Mongolian parliament. D Amarbayasgalan whose Twitter profile identifies him as a local MPRP director, wrote, шал худлаа прогноз байна … Continue reading

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Seat Distribution Based on June 30 Preliminary Results

Another seat estimate based on June 30 12h GEC announcement, including all but three direct seats which will have to go to a run-off. Continue reading

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June 30 Preliminary Results from GEC: First-Past-the-Post

At 12h this afternoon the General Election Commission held another press conference to update the election results, reproduced on the news.mn website. Three candidates came in second or third, respectively, but received less than the minimum required for election (28%, … Continue reading

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Seat Distribution based on Preliminary Results

Here we combine previous estimates of first-past-the-post and proportional representation seats for a total seat count. Continue reading

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