Voting ends in Mongolia's presidential election

2017-06-26 22:04:52
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Polling for the 2017 election for choosing the fifth President of Mongolia ended at 10 PM of June 26, simultaneously throughout the country. Three candidates – Enkhbold Miyegombo from the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), Battulga Khaltmaa from the Democratic Party (DP) and Ganbaatar Sainkhuu from the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) – ran for presidential office.

A total of 1,978,294 voters, out of the total registered 2,023,018 citizens eligible for polling, cast their votes.
1,983 polling stations operated, ran by some 25 thousand public servants throughout the country. Over 17 thousand short and long term observers from Mongolia and other countries coming from international organizations and Mongolian political parties were involved.

2,803 police officers worked under high-level of preparedness. Ink marking on voters’ fingers was used for the first time since 2008 election.

The first presidential election took place in 1993 with victory of Ochirbat Punsalmaa. After this, in 1997 and 2001, Bagabandi Natsag, in 2005 Enkhbayar Nambar, and in 2009 and 2013 Elbegdorj Tsakhia were elected the President of Mongolia.
Preliminary result of the seventh presidential election of Mongolia is soon to be announced.