Category Archives: Ikh Khural 2024

Election Campaigning and Discussions on Social Media

By Marissa J. Smith A brief summary of trends I am observing on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit: Candidate Assets Besides its usual excellent infographics presenting candidates and parties, ikon.mn has also released data visualizations on candidate’s assets (“Candidates of MPP, … 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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Guest Post: Political Parties’ Election Platforms on Higher Education

By Orkhon Gantogtokh This review focuses on how 19 political parties and 2 coalitions that submitted their election platforms reflect higher education (university level education) in their platforms, based on comparisons available at iKON and iToim. The analysis includes how … 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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Guest Post: In Search of New, Clean, and Young Candidates for Politics in Mongolia

By Munkh-Erdene G For over a month, the reality show “Candidate-2024” was filmed, producing eight episodes to introduce new faces to Mongolia’s political landscape. As one of the 100 participants selected from more than 500 applicants, I was a complete … Continue reading

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Notable Candidates

By Julian Dierkes, Marissa J. Smith and Bulgan B Below are some of the notable individual candidates running in the election. “Notable” in this context means individuals who are known to us to have played a prominent role in politics … Continue reading

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Incumbents

By Julian Dierkes and Marissa J. Smith Incumbency has been a big factor in past elections in Mongolia regardless of (changes to) the electoral system. Given the “choice” of nomination for direct election or the party list, what are incumbents … Continue reading

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Women Candidates 2024 Election

By Julian Dierkes, Bulgan B and Marissa J. Smith Thanks to Marissa Smith‘s initiative, we’re building a table of candidates running in the June 28 parliamentary election. One of the characteristics we included in the table right away is gender. … Continue reading

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Table of Candidates, Parliamentary Elections 2024

By Marissa J. Smith I’ve put together an Airtable of candidates, available at this link: https://airtable.com/app4qRxMRvaDmDLsg/shrJ1RxjGJL3QeSWz (Click here to see detailed changelog) 6/12/23 – 6/13/24: The table has been updated based on the elections coverage platform at ikon.mn. Changes here: … 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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Guest Post: Will the parties consider what the electorate wants to see on the ballots? There is a TV show for that. 

By E Lkhagva As far as I can remember I don’t think there has been election coverage in Mongolian democratic history where the public felt there has been enough debates between candidates, real  interviews or fair coverage in general. When … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Elections 2024: Note on Third Parties, #1

by Marissa J. Smith While we wait for the State Audit Office to review and approve party platforms (I will be looking for them to appear on the General Election Commission’s website around April 26), I have prepared some observations … 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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Parliamentary Elections 2024: Yet Another New Election System

By Marissa J. Smith, Julian Dierkes, and Enkhtsetseg Dagva As many observers have noted, Mongolian election systems have changed from election to election for the past 20 years. In this post, we detail the form of the June 2024 Parliamentary … Continue reading

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