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This article is from the Mongolia FAQ, by Oliver Corff with numerous contributions by others.

3.2.2 What Happened When? A Chronological View at Mongolian History: p2

1945
Inner Mongol Autonomous Region founded.
1961
Mongolian People's Republic joins UNO; membership strongly
supported by India.

1962
Mongolian People's Republic becomes COMECOM member.

March 1986
The 19th Party Congress of MAXN addresses issues of political
openness and economic efficiency. Similar to Gorbachev's
reforms in the Soviet Union, this was originally intended as an
attempt to revitalize socialism. It was, in retrospect, the
start of the end of socialism in Mongolia.

December 1989
The first opposition group, the Mongolian Democratic Union is
formed on 10 December (now a national holiday). This coincides
with MAXN's Seventh Central Committee Plenum, which considered
the need for greater reforms.

January 1990
Social-Democratic Movement (forerunner of the Mongolian Social-
Democratic Party) founded.

1990, March
Mongolian demonstrators demand reforms, glasnost' and multi-
party elections. New parties are founded by young Mongolian
intellectuals.

1991
COMECON dismantled; Mongolia deeply hit by economical crisis.

1992, Feb.
Mongolian People's Republic adopts new constitution and is
renamed Mongol Uls - Mongolia.

1992, June
Mongolia hold elections; the old Communist party MAXN wins with
a comfortable majority of seats in the new parliament. Jasraï
becomes Prime Minister.

1996, June
Mongolia holds elections; the old Communist party MAXN is
defeated, and the Democrats gain a landslide victory. They come
close by one seat to the two-thirds majority needed for
constitutional amendmends. New Prime Minister is Änxsaïxan.

1997, May 18
Bagabandi (MAXN) elected President of Mongolia, replacing P.
Oqirbat.

1998, spring
The Mongolian government, crippled by internal disputes, forces
the cabinet to resign. Mongolia is effectively without
government during several months.
1999, December 24
The recent experiences with nominations for Prime Ministers and
their consequent repeated denial by the President leads to an
amendment of the constitution; seven issues are discussed and
passed in less than 40 minutes. Major items concern the quorum,
or required presence of a simple majority of MPs, as well as the
simplification of the nomination procedure for cabinet members.

2000, July 2nd
Mongolia holds parliamentary elections; the MAXN, after their
first defeat in history, claims a stunning victory and gains 72
of 76 seats in Parliament. The Democratic Parties are ---
despite their positive record on inflation and economic
stability --- punished by the voters for their mismanagement,
their corruption scandals and their in-fighting between various
factions culminating in the founding of a handful of new parties
within months of the election.

 

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