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Discussions have begun on whether the provisions of the Law on Presidential Elections violate the Constitution

Discussions have begun on whether the provisions of the Law on Presidential Elections violate the Constitution

The middle sitting of the Constitutional Court of Mongolia has started. T.Dorjkhand, O.Munkhsaikhan, D.Uurtsaikh and N.Enkhbold, the authorized representatives of the State Great Hural are participating in the meeting. The Tsets session began with the presentation of a report by D.Solongo, a member of the Constitutional Tsets who had previously examined the dispute.

Prominent citizens appealed to the Constitutional Court of Mongolia, Article 3.1.2, Article 5.4, 5.6 and Article 26.2 of the Law on Presidential Elections of Mongolia, approved by the Parliament on December 24, 2020. reported that it did not comply with some provisions of the law.

Law on Presidential Elections: 

3.1.2. “Candidate” means a native citizen of Mongolia who has reached the age of 50, has resided in the country for at least the last five years, registered as a candidate for President of Mongolia and obtained a candidate card in accordance with the Constitution of Mongolia and this law;

5.4. A citizen of Mongolia who has reached the age of 50, has resided in the country for at least the last five years, and meets the Constitution of Mongolia and other requirements set forth in this law shall have the right to be elected President.

5.6. It shall be prohibited to illegally restrict the right of a citizen of Mongolia to vote and to be elected, or to interfere with or impede the free expression of votes by voters.

26.2. In addition to the general requirements of the law, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

The mid-session of the Constitutional Tsets to consider the dispute arising from this information began on the scheduled date.