It has been 2 weeks since the campaign for presidential election has started. There are 3 candidates as we covered their biography briefly in the previous post here.
There is a ‘Like’ campaign in relation to the current President’s general campaign. The ‘Like’ campaign’s goal was to collect as much as like possible from the Facebook users in the country on the issues if it had been addressed correctly by the Ts. Elbegdorj. He’s own Facebook page has around 62 thousand likes.
MPP Candidate B.Bat-Erdene also has a Facebook fan page. However, he had a few thousand likes before his presidential campaign began. However, his page started to collect few dozen likes in a very short period of time reaching 57 thousand.
MPRP Candidate N.Udval has 8700 likes as of today.
MPP Candidate B.Bat-Erdene had a trick that hasn’t been seen in Mongolian political arena. His campaign team added a code to various news portal and blog sites that when you visit the page when you logged in Facebook, you will automatically like his page. You won’t even notice that did that.
In the previous elections both parliament and presidential, DP seem to use more electronic and media format methods to promote its candidates.
However, the script that MPP Candidate put on many local websites has never been used in Mongolia. He collected 6-7 fold of his ‘Like’s in a matter of 10 days.
It became apparent after a young Facebook user detected the code after watching the source code of Mongolian news portal www.deed.mn .
It is going to be an interesting election.