On 15 October, Mongolians voted to elect their members for the Citizens’ Representative Councils for nation’s 21 provinces, their 330 soums (rural districts), and the nine districts of the capital Ulaanbaatar. Over 17,000 candidates from nine political parties and coalitions and independents ran for the local elections for 8,169 seats nationwide.
We introduce you some interesting candidates who were elected: They include the singer O.Ankhbayar, B.Purevdavaa – son-in-law of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh, the 19-year-old student G.Gantulga as well as a father and daughter who both won seats in Citizens’ Representative Councils.
Residents in Ulaanbaatar’s prosperous Khan-Uul, well known as the ‘Workers’ District’ during socialist times made the unexpected choice of electing the singer O.Ankhbayar as their candidate in the Citizens’ Representative Council.
B.Purevdavaa, son-in-law of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh won a victory in the local election for the Bayanzurkh District of Ulaanbaatar.
G.Gantulga, a 19-year-old student from the Mongolian University of Life Sciences has been elected to the local council of the Bayandelger soum of Tuv province. He was nominated from the Mongolian People’s Party.
E.Ulaankhuu and B.Erdenechimeg are father and daughter both elected to the local council of Bayanchandmani soum of Tuv province.