Earlier today (1 April), former MP N.Nomtoibayar was released from prison after serving nine months of his term.
In July, 2020, N.Nomtoibayar was sentenced to five years and five months in prison for abuse of power. Later, the sentence was reduced to a year in prison and he was banned from government office for two years.
N.Nomtoibayar was found guilty of giving privileges to others by abusing power, including ordering the implementation of 29 projects and programmes in his capacity as Mongolian Minister of Labour and Social Protection. The 42-year-old served as labour and social protection minister from 2016 to 2017.
The former member of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party recently ran for parliamentary elections as an independent candidate but failed to win a seat in the country’s 76-seat unicameral parliament. N.Nomtoibayar received his candidate certificate from the GEC on 22 May to run for the Khan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar.