On 21, January, Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh and his entire government resigned after two ministers announced their withdrawal over COVID-19 patient treatment.
The plenary session of the Parliament of Mongolia held a discussion and voted on the resignation of Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh. 95.2 percent of 63 members in attendance voted in favor of his departure.
PM Khurelsukh said “I sincerely regret for the situation and made an apology on behalf of himself and ‘those officials who failed their responsibility’. Therefore, I think the Prime Minister and the Government should be hold accountable” during his speech.
He also assured that he is not leaving the politics and will remain committed to establish justice for the Mongolian statehood.
Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the State Emergency Commission Yangu Sodbaatar and Health Minister Togtmol Munkhsaikhan on Wednesday evening announced their resignations amid social pressure and public protests.
The resignations came after a woman had tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred from a maternity hospital to a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients together with her newborn baby on Tuesday night.
Mass public protests were triggered in Ulan Bator as the woman wore slippers and no outerwear in freezing weather during the transfer.
Уул уурхайн салбар эдийн засгийг “чирэв”Захиалах