7 parties and 2 coalitions to run in 2012 Local Administrative Elections of Mongolia
At the irregular plenary session of the State Great Khural (Parliament) held on September 14, 2012, some amendments were made in partilcular a date of the Local Administrative Elections 2012
to be held and it was resolved to organize the Local Administrative Elections for Members of the Citizens Representative Khural (Assembly) of Sums, Aimags and Ulaanbaatar City Districts of Mongolia on November 21, 2012.
Accordingly, the Chairman of the General Election Commission
(GEC) of Mongolia Choinzon SODNOMTSEREN made a statement at the press conference held recently. In the 2012 Local Administrative Elections there are 7 political parties
and 2 coalitions have been registered to date and received their confirmation certificates to run. Namely, Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), Democratic Party (DP), Civil Will Green Party (CWGP), Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP), Mongolian National Democratic Party (MNDP), Motherland Party (MP) and Freedom Implementing Party (FIP), where two coalitions are Justice Coalition (MPRP-MNDP) and Civil Justice Coalition (MPRP-CWGP).
The General Election Commission informed that 19,400 candidates were registered, whereas 30% are female and of which 893 are independents. The total seats to run in the Election is 8,108, where 745 seats allocated for Members of the Citizens Representative Khural of Aimags
, 7,068 seats for Members of the Citizens Representative Khural of Sums and 295 seats for Members of the Citizens Representative Khural of UB City Districts respectively.
The Local Elections will be held using a mixed system - Majority and Proportional Systems, 1/3 by Party List and 2/3 by Majority or to run in electoral districts. From November 16, 2012, the election campaign will start officially and on Wednesday, November 21st it was announced as a public holiday, moreover the polling hours were stretched two hours by recent amendments and will run between 07:00-22:00, and the automatic devices were particed in past Parliamentary Elections
will be used.
The two candidates that ran in the 22nd electoral district (Bayanzurkh-Nalaikh) and the 26th electoral district (Songinokhairkhan) of the 2012 Parliament Elections did not reach the 28% of votes, therefore the re-voting is scheduled on the same day of the Local Administrative Elections on November 21, 2012.