Alcohol sales to be banned in Mongolia during upcoming parliamentary elections

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-22 19:58:04|Editor: huaxia

ULAN BATOR, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Sales of all types of alcoholic drinks will be forbidden across Mongolia during the upcoming parliamentary elections, local media reported Monday.

Mongolia is expected to hold the parliamentary elections on Wednesday.

There will be a 72-hour ban on the sale of alcohol from Tuesday to Thursday in the capital city of Ulan Bator, which is home to more than half of Mongolia's population of 3.2 million.

Meanwhile, sales of alcoholic beverages will be prohibited in all 21 provinces of the country on the eve of the elections and polling day, namely Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mongolia's parliament is unicameral, consisting of 76 lawmakers each serving a four-year term.

The landlocked Asian country last held parliamentary elections in June 2016. Enditem