‘MANAN’, meaning ‘fog’ in Mongolian is the name given to public-dissatisfaction with the creeping malaise in national politics. Characterised by corruption, cronyism and self-seeking, MANAN is a phenomenon affecting both leading parties. Many consider there is now no fundamental difference between the two parties – both are lost on the fog.
Now, over 100 members have left the Democratic Party, which currently forms the country’s opposition. At a press conference, the members announced that they have left the Mongolian Democratic Union in the Bayanzurkh District of Ulaanbaatar, where have been a conflict of power between the two parties.
In a statement, members said that the ’30-year-old Democratic Party has failed to satisfy its members’ interests.’ Mongolians want to dismantle the all-pervasive MANAN regime. Members of Mongolian Democratic Union which was the vanguard of the 1989 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia consider that the regime cheated election and formed oligarch power’.