The General Election Commission (GEC) recounted all ballots of the recent parliamentary election by hand over the weekend at the request of Mongolian President Kh.Battulga. The president issued the request after some political parties, coalitions and independent candidates said there had been “organised irregularity and manipulation” in the parliamentary elections held on Wednesday.
Therefore, the GEC conducted manual recounts in all constituencies; these were conducted in the presence of independent candidates and delegates from all parties as observers.
On Friday, the GEC confirmed that the ruling Mongolian People’s Party had won a landslide victory in the election, taking 62 seats out of 76 in the parliament, after voters braved the coronavirus pandemic and, in some places, torrential rain, and flocked to polling stations in record numbers. The country’s opposition Democratic Party won 11 seats. Two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each. Former Mongolian Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate also was elected.
Mongolia’s parliament, the State Great Khural, is unicameral, consisting of 76 lawmakers with a four-year term. The previous parliamentary elections in Mongolia were held on 29 June 2016.