New president of Mongolia to live in walking distance from his office, unofficial sources say

2017-07-18 10:35:48

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Sworn in on July 10, on the threshold of the National Naadam Celebrations, the fifth president of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa has refused to live in the state residence Ikh Tenger alongside Enkhbold Miyegombo, Speaker of Parliament, and Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister. For the last 63 years, all of the country’s leaders lived in Ikh Tenger situated on the north side of the Bogd Khan Mountain.

Instead, he prefers to live in the Marshall Mansion, located in the center of Ulaanbaatar and in 400 meters distance from the State House. According to an unofficial source, he insists on walking to his work.

The Marshall Mansion was built in 1947 as a winter house for Marshall Choibalsan Khorloo, leader of Mongolia between 1939 and 1952.