2014/12/03

Mongolian Politicians Form Super Coalition Government


New Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg (left) today submitted his new government structure plan to the Speaker of State Great Hural (Parliament) Z.Enkhbold for approval after two-weeks long negotiation between ruling Democratic Party (DP) with all parliament-seated political parties. Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a main opposition at the parliament, which actually did not show up with all of its 26 members at the earlier parliament voting session to appoint him, seems they have accepted an "invitation" letter to be a part of the new government. Super coalition government will now represent Democratic Party, Mongolian People's Party, "Shudarga Yos" Coalition of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) and Mongolian National Democratic Party (MNDP), and Civil Will Green Party, leaving there is no opposition at the Parliament.

New cabinet will now consist of 19 members, 15 of which are ministries as following:
  1. Minister of Nature, Environment, and Tourism
  2. Minister of Foreign Affairs
  3. Minister of Finance
  4. Minister of Justice
  5. Minister of Industry
  6. Minister of Defense
  7. Minister of Construction and Urban Planning
  8. Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences
  9. Minister of Road and Transportation
  10. Minister of Mining
  11. Minister of Labor
  12. Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare
  13. Minister of Food and Agriculture
  14. Minister of Energy
  15. Minister of Health and Sports
The sixteenth member will be Minister of Mongolia, that will directly work under Prime Minister and mainly work on a few major national-level mega projects, to remove their barriers in financing and development. And, the new government will have a position of Deputy Prime Minister, which is most likely to be given to MPP. Out of 19 members, 10 seats are likely to remain at the DP, while MPP would get 6 seats and "Shudarga Yos" Coalition would get 3 ministries. Civil Will Green Party is likely to be a part of DP's 10 ministries.

President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj earlier directed the new Prime Minister to form his cabinet from outside of Parliament, with more professionally skilled candidates. But until today, names of those candidates are still unclear.

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