Friday, October 30, 2009

Su. Batbold instated as the 26th Prime Minister of Mongolia


"You've no idea how hard it is to hold on to this thing"
President Elbegdorj (centre) gazes on thoughtfully as Su.Batbold (left) is handed
the PM's seal of office by the Deputy PM, N.Altankhyag (right).


The Parliament convened yesterday to ratify the nomination of Su. Batbold, MPRP's candidate to take over the Premier's seat. With 93.9% of the MPs voting in approval of his nomination, he was instated as the 26th Prime Minister of Mongolia in an official ceremony yesterday. He gave up his position as the Foreign Minister after a somewhat confused debate amongst the MP's on whether the PM could hold a concurrent post as the Foreign Minister. So the obvious next question is, who will be the next Foreign Minister?