ULAN BATOR, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of Mongolia's ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP), on Tuesday called on voters to promote synergy and unity for the country's development and interests.
Khurelsukh made the remarks during the launching ceremony of the party's election campaign for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
"There are no party interests that go beyond the interests of the country. I am calling on all people or voters to synergize their efforts to promote the interests of Mongolia, support the economic growth, strengthen justice in the country, and to improve people's livelihood," said Khurelsukh.
"I am confident that the next four years will be the years for Mongolians to consolidate their achievements, increase economic growth, reduce unemployment and poverty, create new jobs, and strengthen freedom and justice," he said, calling for a resounding support from voters.
A total of 76 candidates from the MPP are running in the upcoming parliamentary elections under the slogan "Let's synergize."
According to the country's General Election Commission, 485 candidates from 13 political parties and four coalitions as well as 121 independent candidates are running for the parliamentary elections scheduled for June 24.
Mongolia's opposition Democratic Party is participating in this year's elections under the slogan "Let's allot the benefits of economic growth to every household and protect citizens by laws."
The Asian country's parliament, the State Great Khural, is unicameral, consisting of 76 lawmakers with a four-year term.
The previous parliamentary elections in Mongolia were held in 2016. Enditem