Monthly Archives: July 2024

PM Oyun-Erdene’s Multi-Party Cabinet

By Marissa J. Smith After each winning shares of seats in the election, the MPP, DP, and KhUN signed a cooperation agreement to form a “grand coalition.” (The Civil Will Green Party and National Coalition also won four seats each). … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Thunder Dragon Arrives on Dragon Year: Mongolia and Bhutan Are Just Getting Started

By Benjamin Nuland If I could give an award for Mongolia’s ‘most acute relationship’, it must be that with Bhutan. Mongolia’s relationship with Democratic Bhutan began on January 18, 2012, when UN representatives of both nations mutually signed letters of … Continue reading

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DP Results

By Julian Dierkes To me, the success of the DP was one of the surprises of the June 28 election. To my surprise, the DP soared to claim one third of seats in #Mongolia parliament. blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/202… #Сонгууль2024 #Сонгууль #MGLpoli [image … Continue reading

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New City Park

By Julian Dierkes I have mentioned the increase of green space several times in my notes about how Ulaanbaatar is changing. One big new development is the opening of the large park that is South of the Shangri-la Hotel and … Continue reading

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Preparing an Election

By Benjamin Nuland and Julian Dierkes Leading up to the election on June 28th, 2024, we traveled as international election observers through Arkhangai, Khuvsgul, Bulgan and Orkhon aimags to observe the preparations for the election and the election campaign. We … Continue reading

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How Much Power and Legitimacy Do New Women MPs Hold?

By Marissa J. Smith As already noted in Bulgan’s post, the new Parliament has the highest proportion and number of MPs ever, with over a quarter of the new Parliament being comprised of women. While this is certainly a result worth … Continue reading

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