Category Archives: Ikh Khural 2012

Preliminary Results from the General Election Commission: Proportional Representation

In its 15h press conference, the GEC also announced a preliminary breakdown for the party vote that will determine the share of proportional representation in 28 seats. The following parties cleared the 5% minimum vote share that is necessary to … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results from General Election Commission: First Past the Post

At 15h this afternoon the General Election Commission held a seemingly interminable press conference announcing preliminary election results. These results continue to be preliminary as some counts have not come in from all election machines (87 counts still missing as … Continue reading

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DP Calling Races for Majoritarian Seats

Shortly after 9h this morning, the DP’s Saikhanbileg, head of its parliamentary faction, listed the results of the 48 first-past-the-post seats that are up for grabs. News.mn has the list in Mongolian. Here it is in English (with many thanks … Continue reading

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Unofficial Results for Majoritarion 48 Seats

According to the news.mn, here is some initial results for the majoritarian 48 seats: MPP – 23 DP – 20 MPRP-coalition – 2 Independent – 3 Female – 6 (4-DP, 1-MPP (former MP), 1-MPRP-coalition) Incoming Businessmen – 5 Official results … Continue reading

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Pure Speculation, Informed.

Julian and I arrived at the polling station nearest my apartment building at 7:45pm to observe closing. The room was a major lecture hall for the Geology/Geography institute of the Mongolian National University and as such had its own contribution … Continue reading

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Low Voter Turnout

The 2012 Ikh Khural Election saw the lowest rate of voter turnout in years: 65.24%. Voter Turnout in Ikh Khural Elections since 1992 1992 — 95.6% 1996 — 92.1% 2000 — 82.4% 2004 — 80.6% 2008 — 76.5% 2012 — … Continue reading

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Brief Election Observation Break Update

Very quick first observations of the Mongolian election. Continue reading

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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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