Former President barred from running in Mongolian election - News.MN

Former President barred from running in Mongolian election

Former President barred from running in Mongolian election

Mongolia’s controversial former president, N.Enkhbayar, will not be allowed to stand in the parliamentary election next month because of registration irregularities and his conviction for corruption in 2012, the election commission said. N.Enkhbayar applied to register as ‘Your and Our Coalition’ party’s candidate for the Bayangol District of Ulaanbaatar to the General Election – however, the registration was denied.

N.Enkhbayar was banned from standing for the presidential elections in 2017 because of the same reasons. He served as the country’s prime minister from 2000 to 2004, as speaker of the parliament from 2004 to 2005, and as the president of Mongolia from 2005 to 2009.

Mongolia is expected to hold general elections on June 24.

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