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Economy key issue in Mongolia vote
Growing gap between wealthy and poor on the minds of many voters as country prepares to elect new parliament.
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2012 14:53

Mongolians vote on Thursday to elect a new parliament.

A mining boom, spurred by foreign investors, has generated vast wealth, and one of the parliament's tasks will be to manage a rapidly expanding economy.

But few of the rewards are trickling down to the nation's poorest. The capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is ringed with slums, and for over a million people who have moved there in recent years, the search for a better life has proved a struggle.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Bayansogt County in Mongolia.

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