Battulga Wins Mongolian Presidential Election

Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia’s presidential election. Battulga of the Democratic Party (DP) is a 54-year-old former martial arts star.

Battulga won with 50.6 percent of the vote on a 60.9 percent turnout and defeated Miyeegombo Enkhbold of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party.

Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. It is located between China to the south and Russia to the north. While it does not share a border with Kazakhstan, Mongolia is separated from it by only 36.76 kilometers (22.84 mi).

Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world by land mass and has a population of around three million people. It is also the world’s second-largest landlocked country behind Kazakhstan and the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea.

The country contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south.

Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 40%-45% of the country’s population.

Horse culture is still integral. The majority of its population are Buddhists. The non-religious population is the second largest group.

Mongolia is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, where the President is directly elected. The people also elect the deputies in the national assembly, the State Great Khural.

The President appoints the Prime Minister, and nominates the Cabinet on the proposal of the prime minister. The constitution of Mongolia guarantees a number of freedoms, including full freedom of expression and religion.

Mongolia has a number of political parties; the largest are the Mongolian People’s Party and the Democratic Party.