Mongolia's parliament, the State Great Hural, discussed and
accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Miegombyn Enkhbold
Enkhbold submitted his resignation to the parliament Monday.
Parliament speaker Danzan Lundeejantsan said the government
headed by Enkhbold would perform its function until a new
government is elected.
Enkhbold decided to step down after he was defeated by Sanj
Bayar in the October election for the chairman of the ruling
Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP).
The MPRP's congress said the party's chairman should serve as
the prime minister.
The MPRP, Mongolia's largest party, was established in 1921 and
now has more than 160,000 members. It holds 39 seats in the 76-seat
parliament and formed a coalition government after Enkhbold was
elected prime minister in January 2006.
(Xinhua News Agency November 8, 2007)