On today's regular plenary session at the State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia, the final discussion was made on the renewal of the Mongolian Parliamentary Elections' draft legislation and was ratified with 85% vote of the members. The new law is in force starting today on December 15, 2011.
started its discussions on the renewal of the legislation of Parliamentary elections from about a year ago. During this period the Democratic Party took several breaks from the sessions and standing committee meetings, due to the unsettlement between the two main parties at the Parliament. However, the Mongolian People's Party and Democratic Party agreed upon running the upcoming election based on a new legislation, thus ratifying the law in urgency.
According to the renewed legislation, the 2012 Parliamentary elections will be run by the mixed election system of 48:28. In other words, to conduct the coming 2012 Parliament Election through 26 enlarged electoral districts with majoritarian 48 seats out of 76 parliamentary seats and the rest of the 28 seats will be elected by Propotional Representing Voting System, the first ever in Mongolia
After the ratification of the legislation for the Mongolian Parliamentary Elections, the Speaker of the Parliament said, “The Parliament has overcome many difficulties to ratify this legislation. The working groups and standing committees have done good work on the draft legislation, where the General Election Committee also cooperated”, further entrusting other members of the Parliament to promote the new legislation to the citizens.