Mongolia opposition scores landslide election victory

Financial Times highlighted the landslide victory of the Mongolian People’s Party in parliamentary elections and quoted UBC’s Julian Dierkes, a specialist in Mongolian politics and civil society.

The party returned to power after a four-year gap.

“The biggest economic implication is probably that a majority this big will lead to a stable government over the next four years, particularly given the much greater party discipline of the MPP compared to [Democratic Party],” said Dierkes. But next year’s presidential election and the possibility that the MPP might purge Democratic appointees could still cause a few ripples.

Dierkes was also quoted in earlier articles on Yahoo and Daily Mail.