2019.06.27 Democratic but deadlocked, Mongolia braces for 'inevitable' political change
DAVID STANWAY / JUNE 27, 2019 / 7:12 AM
ERDENE, Mongolia (Reuters) - An hour’s drive from Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, a lavish monument to national hero Genghis Khan could provide a salutary lesson to the man who built it a decade ago: champion wrestler, businessman and current president, Battulga Khaltmaa.
Beneath a giant stainless steel statue, portraits of the 13th century warlord’s successors line the corridors of a museum. Nearly all of them saw their lives cut short during vicious fights for supremacy in medieval Mongolia’s royal courts.