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.
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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.
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.