Mongolian PM proposes govt resignation after two ministers quit

Jan 21 2021 01:44 PM
Mongolian PM proposes govt resignation after two ministers quit

Ulan Bator:  Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the State Emergency Commission Yangu Sodbaatar and Health Minister Togtmol Munkhsaikhan on Wednesday evening announced their resignations. After these resignations, Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has also proposed the resignation of his entire government.

According to the local media report on Thursday, PM's decision is expected to be discussed at a meeting of the parliamentary faction of the ruling Mongolian People's Party. After that, the issue will be discussed at a session of the parliament.

The resignation came after a woman had tested corona positive and was transferred from a maternity hospital to a quarantine facility for corona patients together with her newborn baby on Tuesday night. Mass public protests were triggered in Ulan Bator as the woman wore slippers and no outerwear in freezing weather during the transfer. 

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