At the plenary session of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia held today on January 20, 2021, the first issue discussed and ratified was the State Great Hural Resolution on setting the date for the 2021 Presidential Election.
The issue was reviewed yesterday at the Standing Committee meeting of State Structures and during the meeting Committee Chair MP L.Enkh-Amgalan introduced that it was estimated about 28 billion MNT (approx. 9.8 million USD) would be needed to hold the Presidential election on its own, and about 1 billion MNT will be needed for the by-elections in the 28th parliamentary constituency. Therefore, in order to save costs, the by-elections of the State Great Hural would be held together with the regular 2021 Presidential election.
According to the draft resolution, based on Article 25.1.3 of the Constitution of Mongolia and Article 8.1 and 8.2 of the Law on Presidential Elections of Mongolia, the first round of voting for the President of Mongolia is scheduled for June 9, 2021.
Consequently, the Resolution was approved by 63.1 percent of parliamentarians present at the plenary session.