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Mongolia Votes for New President


Voters in Mongolia have cast ballots to elect a new president - the fourth presidential race since the country embraced democracy 16 years ago.

People traveled by horse, battered trucks, and on foot Sunday to reach polling stations across the vast, sparsely populated country of two and a half million people.

Results are expected Monday. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will compete in a run-off.

Opinion polls before the vote showed the candidate of the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (Nambariin Enkhbayar) was leading the race.

Voters said political stability and continued economic growth were the issues most important to them.

Some information for this report provided by AF and Reuters

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