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Mongolia set for 'fairest' presidential poll

Incumbent president hopes to win second term, but former wrestler and female doctor are out to stop him.

Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 10:56
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Mongolia's incumbent president is hoping to win a second term, but among those out to stop him are a former wrestler and a female doctor.

For the first time in the countries history, there are strict campaign guidelines to ensure that all parties are on equal footing.

International monitors say this will be the fairest election in the country so far.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from the capital Ulaanbaatar.

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