Mongolian voters head to the polls amid economic uncertainty

Mongolian soldiers stand in a polling booth after voting in the parliamentary election in Ulan Bator on June 29, 2016Mongolians travelled to the polls Wednesday to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner China. The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic Party and the opposition Mongolian People’s Party. On both sides campaigns have been heavy on bromides about economic development but light on concrete proposals for tackling voter concerns, including improving the country’s educational and health care systems.

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