ULAN BATOR: Preliminary results Thursday from Mongolia's presidential election suggested that the front-running incumbent is poised to secure a second term after steering the resource-rich nation through a spectacular -- albeit divisive -- mining boom. President Tsakhia Elbegdorj was on course to gain more than 50 percent of the votes cast,
Mongolia modeled its elections since 1951 after the Soviet Union’s system of allowing only one political party to exist in the country—the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP), which was the communist party body, and the only party allowed, in country until 1990. Following the Soviet policy of Perestroika and the democratic uprisings
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) recently released a chart assigning a score for political rights and civil liberties to 30 countries in Asia. The chart can be viewed below.