Mon­go­lia run-off vote

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ULAANBAATAR: No can­di­date has won an out­right vic­tory in Mon­go­lia’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, mean­ing the first ever run-off be­tween two lead­ing can­di­dates will be held next month, the Gen­eral Elec­tion Com­mit­tee said yes­ter­day.

A pop­ulist for­mer mar­tial arts star Khalt­maa Bat­tulga of the op­po­si­tion Demo­cratic Party won the most votes in the Mon­day elec­tion, but failed to se­cure a ma­jor­ity. He will face rul­ing Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party can­di­date Miy­ee­gombo Enkhbold, who came sec­ond, in a run-off on July 9. The elec­tion was seen as a ref­er­en­dum on the gov­ern­ment’s eco­nomic re­cov­ery plans. Reuters –

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