The oldest party in Mongolia – Mongolian People’s Party will hold its conference on 20th of July, 2013. It will discuss the results of the presidential election. Also, the renewal movement of the party will discuss if the current heads of the party should be held responsible and resign from their posts as secretaries and chiefs.
The party’s difficulties became apparent after it lost 3 major elections in a single year, parliamentary, local representatives and lastly, presidential. In the parliamentary election which it lacked the people’s support to become the majority after it was divided into 2 parties MPP and MPRP respectively. Number of influential leaders took off to side with the ex-president Enkhbayar Nambar who is currently serving time due to his corruption allegations.
Traditionally, the party chief becomes the presidential candidate, however, this year, MPP members voted that a former wrestler and champion to run for the president instead of the party chief. It caused scrutiny from the people, questioning the party’s leadership under U.Enkhtuvshin.
Some political analysts calculated that after the local representatives election the current heads of the party will be replaced by U.Khurelsukh and his affiliates – which didn’t happen.
The renewal movement within the party is fiercely calling for a change of leadership and strategies of party. Also, on 20th at the conference, date of the grand summit of the party will be established.
Now, it is up to the new generation of the party if they can renew their party and re-gain the people’s vote-trust or rust out from the country’s political scene.