Ulan Bator, July 1:
Protesters alleging voting fraud clashed with Mongolian police today as election results indicated the ruling party is on course to win the majority it needs to pass a disputed law on sharing the countryâ€™s natural wealth.
The protesters clashed with police outside the General Election Commission offices and the headquarters of the ruling Mongolian Peopleâ€™s Revolutionary Party.
Other protesters pushed into the election commission offices to demand that they resign over voting irregularities and fraud. The specific nature of the protestersâ€™ complaints was not immediately clear.
According to preliminary results gathered from each voting district, the MPRP â€”which also governed the country when it was a Soviet satellite â€” won 46 seats in Sundayâ€™s vote. That would give the party far more than half of the 76 seats in parliament, called the State Great Khural.