Low voter turnout in parliamentary by-election for two seatsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At 10.00 pm on October 10, the polls closed at two electoral districts of the by-election for two parliament seats.
Through their website, the General Election Commission (GEC) reported that voter turnout was at 37.04 percent in Khentii aimag and 39.61 percent in the capital city’s Songinokhairkhan district.
As voter turnout in the electoral districts was less than 50 percent of the total number of the voters, re-polling will be organized within seven days to involve those who did not cast their votes.
Despite the insufficient voter turnout, the GEC has reported the preliminary results. In Khentii aimag, the top three candidates that received the most votes were candidate from the ruling Mongolian People’s Party Ts.Iderbat (12,923 votes), candidate from the Democratic Party B.Garamgaibaatar (3,544 votes), and an independent candidate M.Chingiskhaan (545 votes).
As for the capital city’s Songinokhairkhan district, the candidates with the most votes were candidate from the Mongolian People’s Party E.Batshugar with 23,998 votes, candidate from the Right Person Electoral Coalition B.Naidalaa with 5,180 votes, and candidate from the Democratic Party E.Bat-Uul with 4,925 votes.