Chairman of DP D.Erdenebat is confident that the Parliament won't be interrupted
The Parliament plenary session meeting took place on August 07, where the Standing Committees have been formed and some members have been appointed accordingly.
After the meeting the Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) group in Parliament D.Erdenebat answered reporters' questions on the current political situation of Mongolia.
Shall we consider that from now on the Parliamentary operations won’t be interrupted under any circumstances?
- Today, the State Great Khural (Parliament) formed its Standing Committees
and approved their members. Recent political instabilities had surely affected the Parliament procedures. We have collaborated with the “Justice” Coalition on forming the Coalition Government. The “Justice” Coalition also has expressed their interest in collaborating with the DP for the sake of the fundamental interest of Mongolia, continuous operations of the State and for implementing the policies and action plans of the joint Government within the agreement frames. Therefore, I have no doubt that the Parliament procedures won’t be interrupted further.
Are there any intentions that the “Justice” Coalition will draw back from the joint Government in connection with the sentencing of the MPRP leader N.Enkhbayar?
- Lately the “Justice” Coalition (MPRP-MNDP) was intensively expressing their stands on the imprisonment of the former President N.Enkhbayar
. The DP is holding a position that Parliament is a legislature body, whereas the court is a form of tribunal with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance within the law. We shall strictly abide by the Constitution of Mongolia that neither political parties nor public organizations shall be involved in court decision making and its operations. But Mongolia shall not repeat its dark history of political repression. The “Justice” Coalition
has delivered a statement to collaborate with us.
Has the DP reached negotiations with the MPP?
- I must say that the DP is seeking different ways to negotiate with the MPP. Thus, the DP is standing strong on that there shall be no demands and impositions; consensus shall be established in accordance with laws and legislations of Mongolia. Both concerning sides must seek for the right solutions. As far as we see it right, the Parliament operations shouldn’t be intervened or interrupted. As the DP has claimed the majority seats in Parliament, it appointed the Speaker within the legal frames. Therefore, MPP members
have to attend the session meeting, which is a matter of a principle. Mutual acceptance and understanding is needed in solving the matter of the Uvurkhangai aimag’s election results. This issue is not an imposition. This must be solved according to the mutual understanding and through the civil and administrative court. The MPP are also on the position that they are mistrusting the accuracy of the ballot counting devices, thus we may organize some sort of voting not affiliated with elections and check if the results are reliable or not. Otherwise there shall be no issues of reorganizing the elections by any means.