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Are Speaker M.Enkhbold’s days numbered?

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Are Speaker M.Enkhbold’s days numbered?

Regular sessions of the Mongolian State Great Khural have been delayed several times due to a boycott by nearly 40 MPs protesting against Speaker of Parliament M.Enkhbold. The boycott activity started a month ago.

However, earlier today, (4 January), the cabinet backed a draft amendment of the Parliament Session Order. This had been initiated by President Kh.Battulgaa .The amendment will provide the opportunity for the majority of MP to vote to dismiss Speaker M.Enkhbold.

Previously, MPs presented a petition signed by 38 lawmakers to Speaker M.Enkhbold demanding his resignation from the post. The petition is to be discussed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on State Structure. However, the committee has not been able to hold meetings several times due to the lack of the necessary quorum.

Both Kh.Battulga, President of Mongolia and Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh, as well as the  leader of Mongolian People’s Party have demanded that M.Enkhbold resigns from the post.

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