Mongolia took a major step in restoring its collapsed government Saturday by approving all but one of the 17 ministers nominated by the new prime minister for his Cabinet.
The vast and sparsely populated nation has been in political uncertainty since early this month when the Mongolia People's Revolutionary Party pulled out of the ruling coalition, causing the government to dissolve.
The M.P.R.P. accused the administration of former Prime Minister Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of not doing enough to fight corruption and worsening poverty.
On Wednesday, parliament approved Mieagombo Enkhbold, chairman of the M.P.R.P., as the new prime minister.
The government information office says the parliament will meet again to vote on the last Cabinet nominee.