Mongolia election marred by corruption fears

Former president's arrest on graft charges underscores concerns about government's transparency.

    Concerns about government corruption are increasing as Mongolians go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new parliament.

    When former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar claimed authoritarian strong-arming after his arrest on corruption charges, many voters still supported his party. 

    Meanwhile, Elbedgorj Tsakhia, the current president, maintains that the courts, and not public opinion, will deliver Enkhbayar's verdict.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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