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Mongolian parliament to discuss letter for dissolving cabinet

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Mongolian parliament to discuss letter for dissolving cabinet

On Monday, Mongolian MP D.Khayankhyarvaa presented a letter for dissolving the cabinet to Speaker of Parliament M.Enkhbold. According to law, the letter must be discussed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on State Structure within in week and by State Great Khural (Mongolian parliament) within 14 days. Subsequently, the committee   will discuss the issue on Friday 23 November at 3.00 p.m.

A total of 27 MPs have signed the letter; seven of them are members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on State Structure itself.

The Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won a landslide victory in the 2016 general election, taking 65 out of 76 seats in the national parliament and formed the cabinet headed by former Prime Minister J.Erdenebat. However, J.Erdenebat was was accused with an abuse of power and dismissed from his post and his cabinet was dissolved following a vote of no confidence in the State Great Khural (parliament) in September, 2017. Since then, the MPP has been plagued by numerous problems, such as the current SME Fund scandal, where large numbers of MP’s and government officials allegedly benefited to the tune of several million dollars.

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