Legislator of Mongolia's ruling party submits proposal on dismissing government

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-19 20:42:38|Editor: xuxin
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ULAN BATOR, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian legislator Damdin Khayankhyarvaa submitted a proposal Monday on dismissing the state government in connection with a scandal involving financial irregularities by some members of parliament and government.

The proposal was submitted to the speaker of the parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold after reports were made public late last month that some members of the Mongolian parliament and their relatives have obtained a number of loans with low interest rates from a fund aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises.

Issues relating to the fund were frequently discussed in the country this month.

"A total of 27 lawmakers signed the proposal on dismissing the government," Khayankhyarvaa, former parliamentary faction leader of the ruling Mongolian People's Party, told reporters after submitting the proposal.

He was dismissed from his post last Tuesday following his demand for the lawmakers involved in the financial irregularities be brought to justice.

According to the country's Constitution, a proposal on dissolving government should be considered within 15 days.

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh's government that formed a year ago will be dismissed if the proposal is supported by over 50 percent of lawmakers in the 76-seat parliament.