Former PM nicknamed ‘fist’ wins Mongolia presidential election

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has claimed victory in the Mongolian presidential race with 70% of voter support. – EPA pic, June 10, 2021.

MONGOLIA’S new president Khurelsukh Ukhnaa is a macho character who has been photographed topless on horseback Putin-style, and became known as “fist” after punching a parliamentarian.

The former prime minister won nearly 70% of the vote in the presidential election, preliminary results showed today, with historically low voter turnout for the third election in two years.

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