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Mongolia's governing party wins only a slim majority in parliamentary election, early results show

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia's governing party won parliamentary elections Friday but by only a slim margin as the opposition made major gains, according to tallies by the party and news media based on near-complete results. Preliminary results released early Saturday indicated the governing Mongolia People's Party won 68 seats in the 126-seat body, “meaning we have won the election," Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai said. The results were a setback for Luvsannamsrai and his party, which won 62 of the-then 76 parliament seats in the 2020 election. They will have a much less dominant position in the expanded parliament. Official results had not been announced, due to the difficulties of gathering results from far-flung corners of the nation.