This month’s 4:11 meeting with media representatives was attended by the DP Secretary General D.Erdenebat, the head of the DP group in the Parliament Ch.Saikhanbileg and MP S.Erdene. Head of the Party N.Altankhuyag was absent ill. Erdenebat gave information about the rotational election of 52 new members to the party’s 76-strong National Consultative Bureau (NCB). Of them, 13 were women. Results have not yet been declared in Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Khan-Uul districts and in Darkhna-Uul province because of disputes. The 33-member Executive Board (EB) now has nine MPS, two Government members and three vice ministers. Of the 23 members who won the present election, 11 were re-elected and 12 are new.
After the briefing, S.Erdene answered journalists’ questions.
What was the dispute about the election in Bayangol district?
There was no dispute in Bayangol. Media reports were wrong, maybe for political reasons. There is nothing to be surprised about the failure of Kh.Temuujin to get to the NCB and of Kh.Battulga to the EB. As a matter of fact, it is better that as a Government Minister Kh.Battulga is not in the EB as the board is expected to monitor Ministers’ performance.
Why did you contest for the NCB from Bayangol district?
I had been the sole member elected to the NCB from Baganuur district for the past 10 years. Now that I hold an administrative position in the party, I thought it would be better to shift to a district which had more than one mandate, so that the responsibility could be shared. The party leaders agreed with this. It is wrong and unfair to say that I contested from there to ensure Kh.Temuujin’s defeat. That would be inappropriate conduct for a leader.
What measures are you taking in districts where parallel elections were held?
The practice is for the smaller party units in