Ikh Khural 2012

Mongolians voted for a new parliament (Ikh Khural – Улсын Их Хурал) on June 28, 2012.

They will be voting using a new electoral system that combines 48 single-member districts with 28 proportional representation members drawn from nationwide party lists.


#mglpoli – tweets related to Mongolian politics

#mglelect – tweets related to the Mongolian election

#Сонгууль – tweets related to the Mongolian election

#songuuli – seems to be establishing itself (late May) in Mongolia

Mongolia Today election 2012 posts

Photos from the Campaign

List of Major Parties:

Mongolian People’s Party (MPP – Монгол Ардын Нам – MAN) website

Renamed from Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party in 2011. Currently governing under Prime Minister S Batbold with absolute majority (46 MPs). Coalition with DP until January 2012.

Democratic Party (DP – Ардчилсан нам) website

Emerged from pro-democracy forces in 1990s. Current President Elbegdorj was a DP leader (the constitution requires candidates for president to resign their party membership). 27 MPs in current parliament.

Nominated Canadidates

Civil Will Green Party (Иргэний Зориг-Ногоон Нам) website

Merger of Civil Will Party under leadership of MP S Oyun and Green Party under leadership of MP D Enkhbat.

Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP – Монгол Ардын Хувьсгалт Нам MAXH) website

Embraced original name of MPP under leadership of former president, prime minister and speaker of parliament N Enkhbayar.


A total of 1 839 984 Mongolians were eligible to vote. Of these over 80 000 reside abroad, though only a small fraction of these voters actually voted.


A total of 544 candidates are running, 190 as nominees on party lists and 354 in majoritarian ridings.

174 of the candidates are women, easily exceeding the mandated 20% of female candidates.

5 Responses to Ikh Khural 2012

  1. Nicole says:

    There is also the Green Party, i.e. the part of it which did not merge with the civil will party. It’s headed by Mr Olzod Boum-Yalagch.
    Are they not running for elections or are they too small or why did you leave them out?

    • To be honest, the rump Green Party that remained after the CWGP merger hasn’t been on my radar at all. Do you think it should be? Do you have any indications of their viability in the upcoming elections?

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  3. Bern Haggerty says:

    I tried to translate the Mongolian Green Party webpage, and Google Translate says it cannot translate from Mongolian to English yet.

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