27 Parliament members submit petition on Cabinet dissolution www.zgm.mn
Yesterday, 27 Parliament members (MPs) submitted a petition to dissolve the Cabinet of Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.
After the decision of Mongolian People’s Party caucus on ousting the head of caucus Khayankhyarvaa Damdin last week, Mr. Khayankhyarvaa announced to submit the petition on Cabinet dissolution after collecting signatures from MPs.
MPs who signed the petition expressed their apology towards the public for going back on their promise to maintain stability in the Government. Initiated by Mr. Khayankhyarvaa, the petition highlighted six grounds to dissolve the Cabinet, which includes:
• Abuse of power to draw financing from the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Development Fund;
• Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa announced his inability to work under the Constitution;
• Incited public demonstrations that created serious situation of national security;
• Granted special licenses to foreign nationals;
• Aside from the inability to demand accountability from ministers involved in SME Development Fund scandal, Prime Minister himself became a hostage to them;
• Ignored the President’s repeated recommendation on allocating budget for the development of industrial sector.
“Although he ignored the President’s recommendation, the PM is now demanding the caucus to accept the President’s veto on budget. He further ignored the actions on bringing assets from offshore zone. Moreover, the fact that a public servant murdered inside a State-protected organization and an attempted kidnap from within the territory of Mongolia are also the basis for the PM’s resignation,” remarked Mr. Khayankhyarvaa.
According to the Law on Procedure of Parliament Session, Standing Committee on State Structure must discuss the petition for Cabinet dissolution within 14 working days after submission, which will then be discussed by the Parliament. If the Parliament considers that it is unnecessary to dissolve the Cabinet, ousting of Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports could surface. Because the current minister Tsogzolmaa Tsedenbal was one of the MPs that signed the petition. On the other hand, the appointment of Ulaan Chultem as the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry is in line for discussion at the Parliament. The approval of Cabinet dissolution will annul the appointment.