Prime Minister of Mongolia resigns in the wake of COVID protests

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Khurelsukh. Ukhnaa has submitted his resignation to Parliament after protests continued in the capital Ulaanbaatar about the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The protests erupted in response to allegations the government mishandled the relocation of a COVID-19 patient and her newborn baby 

Montsame News Agency reported that “on January 21, the plenary session of the State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia, held a discussion and voted on the resignation of Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh. 95.2 percent of 63 members in attendance voted in favor of his departure.  

In accordance with corresponding laws, 31st Prime Minister of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and his entire cabinet, formed in July 2020, will be stepping down.  

At the parliament session, MP S.Byambatsogt highlighted that this is the first occasion where the Prime Minister is resigning at his own request since Mongolia adopted its first democratic Constitution in 1992” .

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