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Mongolia to have by-election re-polling on October 16 due to low voter turnout

Mongolia to have by-election re-polling on October 16 due to low voter turnout

AKIPRESS.COM – The General Election Commission (GEC) of Mongolia made the decision to hold re-polling of the parliamentary by-election on October 16, Montsame reports.

As voter turnout had been reported to be at 37.04 percent in Khentii aimag, and 39.61 percent in the capital city’s Songinokhairkhan district, it is necessary to hold re-polling according to Mongolian laws.

Despite the insufficient voter turnout, the GEC reported the preliminary results through live broadcast yesterday night. As of currently, candidates from the ruling Mongolian People’s Party Ts.Iderbat and E.Batshugar have a significant lead in the number of votes at the polls. 100 percent of the votes were hand-counted by the GEC, confirming the accuracy of the voting machines. Votes to be received through the re-polling this Saturday will be added to the current number…

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