ULAN BATOR, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of the Mongolian People's Party(MPP) Miyegombo Enkhbold was elected the new speaker of the parliament on Tuesday.
At the first plenary meeting of the newly formed parliament, where the MPP won 65 out of 76 seats, 66 lawmakers voted for Enkhbold to become speaker of the parliament.
Tsendiin Nyamdorj, another lawmaker from the MPP, and Sanjmyatav Yadamsuren from the opposition Democratic Party were appointed vice speakers of the parliament.
Enkhbold pledged that his party "will be the ethical, responsible, just and energetic majority in the parliament" and "improve the living standard of each of the households."
Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj wished success to the newly appointed speaker of the parliament and warned against losing the "trust of the public" that had voted for his party.
MPP leaders have said economic development and stable governance will be a priority.