President sends official letter on calling extraordinary Parliamentary Session

2019-02-21 15:37:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 20, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga sent an official letter to Chairman of the State Great Khural G.Zandanshatar about summoning an extraordinary session of the Parliament.

The official letter says, “In regard to the circumstances that arose after the recent halt in the functions of the State Great Khural for over 40 days, caused by disagreement between the chairman and members, which resulted in the failure to discuss majority of the 23 originally scheduled draft bills and resolutions during the fall session of 2018, leaving critical social and economic challenges unresolved, I sent the official letter No. E/03 on January 22nd, 2019, to the Parliament Speaker, proposing to delay the fall session recess. However, the fall session recessed on the day specified by the law.

The inefficiency of the highest organ of State power will undermine discipline and accountability on all levels and become the reason for deceleration of social growth and escalation of existing problems. Therefore, it is necessary to recompense for the times wasted and take urgent steps towards immediate resolution of the pending issues that our country and people face.

The people are waiting for and demanding substantial policy and solution that will help build a fair society where “the law is equitable and resolute” from the ruling party, the Parliament, the Cabinet, and the corresponding institutions and officials.

In this regard, some parliamentarians and civil society organizations forwarded a proposal on February 14th, 2019, demanding that the Parliament be summoned for an extraordinary session in the time frame of 14 days to resolve certain matters.

Therefore, in accordance with Section 3 of Article 27 of the Constitution of Mongolia, Section 1 of Article 12 of the Law on the President of Mongolia, and Section 2 of Article 16 of the Law on the State Great Khural of Mongolia, a proposal is hereby forwarded to call an extraordinary session of the Parliament regarding the matters urged by the parliamentarians before March 1st, 2019.

I request you to consider and resolve this matter in accordance with the law.”