Amendment to Constitution comes into force today

2020-05-25 16:45:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The amendment to the Constitution of Mongolia, which was adopted by the Mongolian Parliament – State Great Khural on 14 November 2019, entered into force at 12.00 AM of May 25, 2020, today, or at the hour of Horse of the third day of the first summer month of the year of Metal Rat of the Seventeenth 60-year Cycle by the Mongolian calendar. 

A working team on developing the amendment led by parliament member D.Lundeejantsan delivered a press briefing today on the constitutional amendments. MP Lundeejantsan said “Thanks to the recent amendment, the Constitution of Mongolia, which is a social contract between the state and the people of the country, has now become whole, and beginning from today started taking effect across the nation” 

“The 1992 Constitution of Mongolia first entered into force at 12.00 hours on the 12 the of February of 1992, or at the hour of Horse on the prime and benevolent ninth day of Yellow Horse of the first spring month of Black Tiger of the year of Water Monkey of the Seventeenth 60-year Cycle.”

“The latest amendment to the Constitution, which improved the previous seven amendments made to the Constitution in 2000, is believed to open up the opportunities for the population of Mongolia to benefit from the natural resource wealth, improve the country’s parliamentary democracy by ensuring the people's governing rights and increasing the responsibilities of the parliament, enable the stability and responsibility of the government that is guided by long-term development policies, enhancing the responsibilities and independence of the judiciary through several fundamental changes in it, and improve the local government system” said MP Lundeejantsan. 

“The upcoming four-year period will be a time of governance reform and legal revolution. More than 40 laws being revised accompanying the amendment to the Constitutions will facilitate achieving justice, accountability of authorities and transparency in budgeting. 

The amendment to the Constitution was made in four different areas of parliamentary system and governance, executive power, enhancement of accountability of judicial systems and of local governance system.