Ulaanbaatar’s central square, formerly known as Sukhbaatar Square was renamed Chinggis Square two years ago. This decision, which was taken by the City Representative Assemby on 15th July 2013, is now being legally questioned. The Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) has submitted an official complaint to the court, demanding that the original name of “Sukhbaatar Square” to be restored. The initial court decision has been released, and has confirmed that changing the name was legally wrong and has concluded that the original name be restored.
Damdiny Sukhbaatar (1893-1923), often called the “Father of Mongolia’s Revolution”, was a founding member of the MPP and the leader of the partisan army which liberated the capital in 1921.