In 2005, Mongolian politics was dominated by struggles to fence off the ““grand coalition”” government from the vicissitudes of turbulent parliamentary politics, while citizens were ever more vocal in their demands to check the spread of corruption. Agriculture lost ground to mining as a contributor to GDP.
In Mongolia, the year 2004 was marked by hotly contested parliamentary elections and a rebounding economy. During the elections, the country successfully demonstrated its commitment to pluralistic democracy. The challenge now before the new government is to ensure that economic growth reduces persistent poverty.