I am very much hoping to be in Ulaanbaatar again to serve as an election observer for the presidential election, what would be my fourth national election in Mongolia.
The election is scheduled for June 26 and President Elbegdorj will be running for re-election. So far, no strong opposition candidate has been announced, though the MPP has not made a decision on a nomination.
As Mongolia joined the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe last year, the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is mounting a major long-term and short-term election observation project. They are now advertising a number of support positions for this project all listed on the OSCE’s website, including programmatic positions contributing various forms of political analysis and more administrative positions.
I hope that there will be a number of readers of our blog who might be interested in contributing to political or media analysis and certainly encourage you to apply. Note that the application deadlines are coming up very quickly.