Member Of Mongolia's Democratic Party Killed Amid Parliamentary Election Campaign

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) ULAN BATOR, Jun 17 (NNN-APA) – A member of Mongolia's Democratic Party was killed, amid the ongoing campaign for the country's regular parliamentary elections, the country's National Police Agency (NPA) announced, yesterday.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the chairman of the Democratic Party's Committee of Sant Soum (administrative subdivision), in the central province of Uvurkhangai was beaten to death by a man on Saturday, the NPA said in a statement.

The attacker is reportedly an election campaigner for another party, according to the police.

Mongolia, with a population of 3.5 million, has set Jun 28, as the date for its next parliamentary elections for the State Great Khural, the country's unicameral parliament.

The country's General Election Commission has registered 1,294 candidates from 19 political parties and two coalitions, as well as, 42 independents, for the parliamentary elections.

According to the law on the elections of the State Great Khural, the election campaign, which started on Jun 10, is expected to halt 24 hours before polling.– NNN-APA


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