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Mongolia adopts mobile voting for presidential election

Mongolian voters who were unable to attend polling stations in person voted in the upcoming presidential election via mobile ballot boxes.

The country’s General Election Commission said in a statement Tuesday.

There are a total of 25,619 registered voters eligible for mobile voting, and 7,000 of them are people who remain in compulsory isolation at home or in hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 pandemic said. commission in a press release.

On Tuesday, mobile voting began at 9 a.m. local time (1 a.m. GMT) and will end at 8 p.m. (12 p.m. GMT), and election officials accompanied by observers and police carried sealed mobile ballot boxes to the scene. residence of voters, the commission said.

According to the commission, around 2.15 million out of a total of 3.3 million inhabitants are eligible to vote in the presidential election to be held on Wednesday.

Three candidates, namely Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, chairman of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party; Sodnomzundui Erdene, former chairman of the opposition Democratic Party; and Dangaasuren Enkhbat, a former lawmaker, are running for president.

Enkhbat is the candidate of the Right Person Electorate Coalition political alliance. (Xinhua / NAN)

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