Pres­i­dent pro­poses to dis­solve Par­lia­ment

The UB Post - - Front Page - By T.BAYARBAT

Pres­i­dent Kh.Bat­tulga handed over a pro­posal about the dis­so­lu­tion of Par­lia­ment to Speaker of Par­lia­ment M.Enkhbold on Oc­to­ber 29.

Un­der the law, the pres­i­dent of Mon­go­lia has au­thor­ity to put for­ward a pro­posal to dis­band Par­lia­ment be­fore a gen­eral elec­tion to the speaker of Par­lia­ment, but none out of the four pres­i­dents be­fore Kh.Bat­tulga made use of this power.

In the let­ter, the pres­i­dent con­demns Par­lia­ment and Cabi­net, which were formed as a re­sult of the 2016 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions, for fail­ing to ful­fill their elec­tion prom­ises and work in con­form­ity with the law in ex­er­cis­ing the state power.

The pres­i­dent noted that Mon­go­lians voted for the Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party (MPP) as it promised to end poverty, over­come the na­tion’s eco­nomic chal­lenges, bring the coun­try out of debt, ad­dress state fail­ure, and bring jus­tice and pros­per­ity to the coun­try, but the MPP-led Par­lia­ment did not ful­fill its prom­ises.

The let­ter reads, “Law­mak­ers hav­ing fully sur­ren­dered to the ways of treat­ing the bud­get with a pre-elec­tion at­ti­tude based on their nar­row in­ter­ests, tri­fling with the na­tional econ­omy, and us­ing their power and in­flu­ence for per­sonal gains, are com­pletely ex­ploit­ing the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of the Con­sti­tu­tion.”

Kh.Bat­tulga stressed that the fun­da­men­tal con­sti­tu­tional prin­ci­ple that a mem­ber of Par­lia­ment is an en­voy of the peo­ple and rep­re­sents and up­holds the in­ter­ests of all cit­i­zens across the coun­try and the state is be­ing vi­o­lated.

He added that peo­ple’s trust in law­mak­ers and the state has al­ready van­ished, which is why he de­cided to put for­ward a pro­posal to dis­solve Par­lia­ment to Speaker M.Enkhbold.

“The Con­sti­tu­tion of Mon­go­lia de­clares that the state power is vested in the peo­ple of Mon­go­lia. In this solid case where the high­est or­gan of state power, the mem­bers of which are elected by the cit­i­zens, has clearly lost the trust and sup­port of the cit­i­zens, it is no longer in a po­si­tion to carry out its man­date,” the pres­i­dent said.

Sec­tion 22.2 of the Con­sti­tu­tion states that no less than two-third of law­mak­ers or the pres­i­dent has the right to put for­ward a pro­posal to dis­solve Par­lia­ment to the speaker of Par­lia­ment for a par­lia­men­tary re­view.

Sec­tion 12.11 of the Law on Pres­i­dent states that “If the pres­i­dent be­lieves that Par­lia­ment is un­able to up­hold its man­date, the pres­i­dent shall of­fi­cially sub­mit his or her pro­posal to dis­solve Par­lia­ment to the speaker of Par­lia­ment. The pres­i­dent’s pro­posal must be re­viewed by Par­lia­ment whether the speaker ac­cepts it or not.”

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