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Mongolian opposition leader Battulga declares victory in presidential runoff

Popular former martial artist and businessman elected to four-year term

Battulga Khaltmaa declares victory in Mongolia's presidential race at a press conference in Ulaanbaatar in early hours of Saturday. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

ULAANBAATAR -- Battulga Khaltmaa, 54, of Mongolia's opposition Democratic Party, has declared victory in Friday's presidential runoff, thanking voters and pledging to work for development and national unity.

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