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Candidates receive mandate to run in Presidential Election

By E.DARI

The General Election Commission (GEC) announced that it has registered Democratic Party’s Ts.Elbegdorj, Mongolian People’s Party’s B.Bat-Erdene, and Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party’s N.Udval, as the candidates for the upcoming Presidential Election n June 26. This was after verifying that the documents submitted by the respective political parties in relation with their nominees for the Presidential Election are truthful, complete, and completed in compliance with the law.

The political parties delivered to the GEC the documents related to their particular presidential candidates, such as the official decision note of the party about nominating its standard bearer, the action policy of the candidate, party rules and internal regulations regarding the nomination, as well as the candidate’s handwritten permission that he or she will run in the election, autobiography, declaration statement of assets and income, birth certificate, parents’ ID cards.  Other documents also include the statements about a candidate from relevant organizations such as the medical test result which shows his or her health condition, police statement which proves that the candidate did not commit any crimes, as well as relevant statements from banks, departments of taxation, and other legal entities as demanded by the GEC.

The mandate to run in the Presidential Election will be handed to each of the candidates today which means that the election campaign will officially begin on May 22. Hence, according to the law, once the three candidates receive such a mandate, it is forbidden for a political party to withdraw its nominee and it is not allowed for a candidate to withdraw his or her name by his or her own free will.

The GEC has also announced a the total of 31 information and technology teams, composed of 146 specialists, will work at the electoral district committees during the Presidential Election. 

Furthermore, the spokesperson of the GEC stated that 30 to 300 short-term and long-term observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will observe Mongolia’s Presidential Election.

The OSCE ODIHR last opened an election observation mission to monitor the June 26 Presidential Election in Mongolia.

ODIHR was invited by the government of Mongolia to observe the Presidential Election, in line with the country’s commitments as an OSCE-participating state since the end of 2012. This is the first ODIHR election observation mission deployed to Mongolia.

According to the official website with the OSCE announcement, in the course of its observation, the mission will meet with representatives from relevant authorities, political parties, their candidates, as well as representatives from civil society, the media, and the international community. On Election Day, observers will monitor the opening of polling stations, voting, the counting of ballots, and the tabulation of results at all levels.

 

 

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