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Monday, January 30, 2017
Mogi: S. Erdene is a member of former Speaker Z. Enkhbold’s Falcon Faction, the current DP caucus leader, and the former minister of social protection and population development. Bayangol District is his district
S.Erdene Elected Next Chairman of Democratic Party
Ulaanbaatar, January 30 /MONTSAME/ Member of Parliament S.Erdene was elected the chairman of the Democratic Party, as a result of the Democratic Party Chairmanship election took place on Sunday. Leaders of the DP officially announced the election result on January 30.
The Democratic Party, the opposition in the Mongolian Parliament, organized its first all-member election, which received ballots from members in 21 provinces and nine districts of Ulaanbaatar city, with a total of 30 polling stations.
S.Erdene claimed victory in 12 polling units, while his strongest rival and former Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag won majority of votes in 10 units. Most votes were casted for S.Erdene in Tuv (Central) province.
The Democratic Party held its VI Assembly on December 6-7, 2016, with 1,210 attendees, representing its all 180 thousand members. Most of the attendees voted for selecting the chairman through all-member election. The candidates were the former Minister of Industry D.Erdenebat, former Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag, S.Erdene MP, former Minister of Education L.Gantumur and J.Batzandan MP.
The all-member election for DP Chairman completed on January 29, having collected ballots at 361 polling stations, with 70 percent voter turnout.
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