Valid candidates start receiving candidacy card

2020-06-02 16:02:19

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The General Election Commission has begun issuing a candidate card to qualified contestants of 2020 parliamentary election.

Initially, 15 political parties and four coalitions applied the GEC for registration to contest in the election and received a certificate of confirmation. 13 parties and 4 coalitions then submitted their candidature documents to the GEC within the legal term or on May 17-21. However, the Democratic Reform Party and the Motherland Party did not nominate candidates. 208 independent candidates submitted their platforms to the Mongolian National Audit Office (MNAO), while 137 independent candidates filed their applications to the GEC. Since May 21, the GEC screened the documents of all candidates and approved the eligible candidates under the Law on Parliamentary Elections. Today, the SEC is to publicly introduce the list of valid contestants.

At the GEC, the candidate cards are being issued during working hours. In prevention of COVID-19, the GEC is adhering a related recommendation not to make massive gathering at once, issuing the candidate card to 12 independent candidates within an hour. The contestants of the parties and coalitions will be given the candidate card according to the schedules set.