Presidential campaign of Mongolia's ruling party turns online due to pandemic

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-06 16:53:33|Editor: huaxia
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ULAN BATOR, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) has decided to move its presidential campaign online, by using only online platforms and media amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

"Starting from today, the MPP is suspending any form of election campaigning that could lead to surging COVID-19 infections. The election campaign will continue only online and in the media in the remaining days," announced Dashzeveg Amarbayasgalan, general secretary of the MPP, on Facebook.

The country's presidential election will be held Wednesday with three candidates registered for the race, namely Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, MPP chairman, Sodnomzundui Erdene, former chairman of the opposition Democratic Party, and Dangaasuren Enkhbat, former legislator.

The MPP's new move came after Enkhbat, who is the candidate from the political alliance the Right Person Electorate Coalition, has tested positive and urged his two rivals to turn campaigns online.

Mongolia has seen a recent increase in daily test positivity rate, and the report of over 1,000 infections on a daily basis. Enditem