Monday, July 14, 2008

Mongolian Unrest

I don't know very much about Mongolia, but this article sums up well what is currently happening in a rare democracy in their part of the world. Let's hope things clear up and work out for the best.

The ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party won a parliamentary majority of 45 seats in late June elections. The Democratic Party won 28 seats, with smaller parties making up the difference in the 76-seat chamber. But instead of accepting defeat, the opposition leader stirred mass protests with allegations of cheating, all broadcast on television. After the dust settled, the MPRP headquarters was burned, five people were killed, and more than 300 injured.

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