Category Archives: Ikh Khural 2020

Guest Post: Four Things We Learned from Young Voters’ Survey

By BOLDSAIKHAN Sambuu Youth abstention is fast becoming a hot topic in Mongolia as the parliamentary elections come right around the corner. This is partly because, in this year’s elections, both major and new parties, such as the National Labor … Continue reading

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Imagining A Perfect Election Day and Joint Observation Mission in Mongolia

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Mongolia will be the second northeast Asian country to conduct a parliamentary election amidst the current pandemic following South Korea. Learning from my Korean colleagues, the South Korean parliamentary election was successful with the highest voter turnout … Continue reading

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The Demos Party: Women Candidates, Multi-Ethnic Mongolia, and Third Party Rural Strategy

By Marissa J. Smith Among the four independent parties we are following, the Demos (ЗОН) Party has an interesting mix of most sophisticated web presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website, and even Wikipedia page!) and its fielding of candidates in every … Continue reading

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Covering 2020 Election

By Julian Dierkes Mongolia Focus is facing a challenge! In all likelihood, due to COVID-19, none of our core team will be able to travel to Mongolia for the campaign, nor for the election itself. Help us, dear readers, by … Continue reading

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Confirmed Parties Participating in June 2020 Election

By Julian Dierkes The process of submitting campaign platforms, having those audited, amended, and finally approved by the General Election Committee was concluded on May 12. 15 parties and 4 coalitions have thus been confirmed to be participating in the … Continue reading

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Election 2020 – Updates

By Mendee J Parties and Coalitions Submitted Platforms for Auditing On March 25, the National Audit Office of Mongolia acknowledged the receipt of the election campaign platforms from 15 political parties and 4 coalitions. Parties and coalitions will have five … Continue reading

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Parties Competing in 2020 Parliamentary Election

By Mendee J and Julian Dierkes We recently collated information about dates and procedures for the upcoming parliamentary election in June. Julian discussed some of the implications of multi-member majoritarian voting with his colleague Max Cameron in a podcast. Now, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Mongolia

By Bulgan B [Updated on March 16, 2020] Three more cases of covid-19 registered on March 16, 2020 (UTC +8 Mongolia). They were on the government’s chartered flight from Seoul to UB, and the ministry was aware of the health … Continue reading

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Comparative Electoral Systems

By Julian Dierkes I am an avid listener of podcasts. Unfortunately, Mongolia only makes a rare appearance in English-language podcasts. I’ve long thought abt podcast bringing social science disciplinary interests into more dialogue w/ area knowledge. Just had wonderful conversation … Continue reading

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Election Primer 2020 – Electoral System & Procedures

By Julian Dierkes and Mendee Jargalsaikhan After experimenting the 2015 election law with integrated parliamentary, presidential, and local elections, in the 2016-2017 election cycles, the parliament agreed to pass separate laws governing each election. The integrated election law created more … Continue reading

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Back to the 2008 Future in Voting?

By Enkhtsetseg D and Julian Dierkes After toying with the idea of a mixed electoral system, in which 50 seats were to be distributed based on the FPTP system and 26 seats to be distributed proportionally from an open party … Continue reading

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Ever-Creative Electoral System Discussions

By Julian Dierkes Long-time readers of our blog (really committed readers are looking back on 8 1/2 years of analyses!) will know that I get very interested in elections and that many of my collaborators have also chipped on an … Continue reading

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Making News in November 2019

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Constitutional Revision Just days before the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy, the MPP-ruled parliament and DP president reached a compromise on a set of amendments to the 1992 constitution.  Today, at … Continue reading

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Mongolian Constitutional Revision Leads to Uncertainty

By  Mendee Jargalsaikhan and Julian Dierkes In hope of revising the 1992 constitution, G Zandanshatar, the speaker of the Mongolian parliament proudly declared the parliament’s decision to hold a national referendum on proposed changes on September 11 at the closing … Continue reading

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Roadmap for New Parties

By Julian Dierkes Let’s imagine scenarios that could lead to real political change, not only a change in leadership and possibly the party landscape, but a re-orientation of Mongolian democracy, a change of political culture, that gives Mongolians more of … Continue reading

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