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Mongolian ruling party set to retain power with virus success

As economy slips, prime minister pushes Wednesday poll despite calls for caution

Supporters of the Mongolian People's Party rally in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, ahead of the country's parliamentary elections. (Photo by Anand Tumurtogoo)

ULAANBAATAR -- Mongolia will hold its general parliamentary elections on Wednesday after political parties wrangled over whether to postpone the quadrennial event, indicating the ruling party's desire to consolidate its grip on power before the coronavirus pandemic sinks the economy.

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