Today’s (28 December) regular session of the State Great Khural (Mongolian parliament) was suspended due to the fact that less than 50 percent of the MPs were present. This was the last session of 2018. Only 35 members were in the chamber (46.7 percent). The State Great Khural has 76 members, the majority of whom are from the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP).
Parliamentary sessions have been delayed eight times since November due to a boycott by nearly 40 MPs from the ruling MPP protesting against Speaker M.Enkhbold.
Yesterday, they organised a demonstration on Sukhbaatar square, in the heart of Ulaanbaatar, demanding that the Speaker steps down.