Mongolia held its sixth presidential election yesterday.
There were only three candidates. In part, this is due to the restrictive nomination procedures that allow only parties represented in parliament to stand candidates and there are very few parties represented there.
President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of the Democratic Party was standing for re-election. The Democratic Party currently holds the premiership in a coalition government with the Justice Coalition.
The results are being reported as follows:
- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (Democratic Party) – 50.23%
- Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene (Mongolian People’s Party) – 41.97%
- Natsag Udval (Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party) – 6.5%
So, it seems clear that President Elbegdorj has been re-elected and without the need for a second ballot.
For more details about the campaign and the results, please refer to the excellent blog by Julian Dierkes at UBC.