Accession Number : AD1042436

Title :   The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia's Successful Democracy

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : State Great Hural Ulaanbaatar United States

Personal Author(s) : Tsedevdamba,Oyungerel

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Twenty-five years after Mongolia's first free and democratic election, the country is commemorating the peaceful revolution that radically changed this country. Throughout these celebrations, we are reflecting on both the result of the changes of the past 25 years and the means by which those changes occurred. Not only are Mongolians marking the occasion, the nation is finally being heralded by the international community as an example of peaceful democratization.In my role as a member of the State Great Hural (parliament) of Mongolia, I am often asked, How did you manage to do it? Or, less frequently now, How did we never notice Mongolia's democracy before? Hearing these queries so frequently prompted me to seriously reflect upon the process by which Mongolia transformed from a Soviet satellite state into a robust and thriving democracy.

Descriptors :   human rights , governments , political parties , Mongolia , elections , government(foreign) , democracy , women , communists

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE