Ukhnaa Khurelsukh was elected President of Mongolia

On June 9, former Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh was elected president.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has been elected president. Photo: Reuters

Earlier on the same day, voters in Mongolia went to the polls to choose the country’s next President, in which 3 candidates include Mr. Khurelsukh and 2 opponents, Sodnomzudui Erdene of the main opposition Democratic Party and Dangaasuren Enkhbat, a former MP backed by several parties, is running to be the successor to incumbent President Khaltmaa Battulga for a six-year term.

The election was held amid lingering concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. At polling stations, voters wore masks and kept their distance from each other.

According to the election commission of Mongolia, the country currently has about 2.04 million voters.

In the 2020 general election, the MPP won 62 out of 76 seats in the National Assembly, while the opposition Democrats won only 11 seats.