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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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Quick Overview of Election Results

By Julian Dierkes After this morning’s very hot takes, I want to offer a slightly expanded summary of the results of the parliamentary election. For those of you wanting to look at various aspects directly, the Ikon.mn website is my … Continue reading

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More Election Talk Around Town

By Julian Dierkes I was about to head to the countryside until election day with likely fewer opportunities to post but now, inclement weather has led to delay of that plan, so a quick set of notes before I leave … Continue reading

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A Walk Down Campaign Street

By Julian Dierkes I’ve noted before that campaign activities so far seem oddly subdued. That was based on my impression mostly of the urban core of Ulaanbaatar. So, for the weekend, I was able to venture a bit further afield … Continue reading

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Election Talk around Town

By Julian Dierkes I’ve only been in Ulaanbaatar for a couple of days, but I am having lots of conversations with contacts about the election. As Mendee keeps emphasizing, I may be the person in Ulaanbaatar who is most excited … Continue reading

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Constituency Competitiveness

By Julian Dierkes With the men’s European Championship in football about to start, one might ask if any of the constituencies in the election are a “group of death” like Group D in the Euro where Austria, France, the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Balance of Power in Expanded Parliament

By Julian Dierkes The 2019 constitutional amendments were partly aimed at shifting the balance of power toward parliament and cabinet, away from the presidency. For example, the prohibition on the double deel was intended to strengthen the prime minister by … Continue reading

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Expectations of Coming Election

By Julian Dierkes With Marissa Smith and D Enkhtsetseg, I have set the stage for the coming parliamentary election in terms of the changes to the electoral system. I have previously offered some thoughts of what these changes might imply … Continue reading

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Self-Guided Travel to Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes Despite my many visits to Mongolia, I usually do not come for vacation. But, in late July 2023 I spent a week with my brother touring the countryside. Perhaps some of these observations will inform others planning … Continue reading

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The ONE Challenge

By Julian Dierkes Because few other people focus much of their attention on Mongolia, I often get asked questions that are more fundamental then I might be on other topics. In a conversation recently, sparked by the state visit of … Continue reading

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Party Strategies under a Mixed Electoral System in 2024

By Julian Dierkes Recent constitutional amendments will have a profound impact on the 2024 parliamentary election especially as they will change candidates’ calculus about their nomination. Individuals seeking office or re-election will have the option of attempting to win one … Continue reading

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Change in the Countryside August 2023

By Julian Dierkes For some years, I have now traced visible changes in Ulaanbaatar on my periodic visits. I’ve kept a similar list for countryside changes, somewhat less regular as extended visits to the countryside don’t come nearly often enough … Continue reading

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Mongolian Studies vs Research on Mongolia: XII Congress of Mongolists

By Julian Dierkes The International Association of Mongol Studies meets every five years. Actually pretty cool that the association based in Mongolia exists and has a regular, if rare meeting. I previously wrote about the 2011 Xth Congress, some indication … Continue reading

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