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Record number of independents to run for parliament

Record number of independents to run for parliament

Mongolia will hold its parliamentary election on 24 June. This year, a record 208 independent candidates have registered to run for seats in the State Great Khural, reported the National Audit Office.For example, former Finance Minister S.Bayartsogt, former MP N.Nomtoibayar and lawyer J.Erkhembaatar are nominated independently to parliament election.

According to O.Tengis, Deputy Chief Auditor, a total of 208 independent candidates presented their election plans before the deadlines expired on 24 April; over 10 of them had to submit online due to the roads being  closed due to the recent tightening of anti-coronavirus measures.

In 2016, a total of 69 independent candidates ran in the parliamentary election; of them only former popular singer S.Javkhlan won a seat in the State Great Khural.

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