Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
No O' today...but a Mongolian political update!No orienteering today...instead, I've got an update on the Mongolian elections.
Oyuna, my "aunt" was quoted in yesterday's New York Times article on the elections (Oyuna is also known as Tsedevdama Oyungerel).*
“Poverty and corruption are eating away at our democracy,” said Tsedevdamba Oyungerel, a Stanford-educated politician who ran for Parliament but lost (though she did receive 10 male horses as gifts while campaigning in the countryside.)
“We made our democracy ourselves, we will defend it ourselves,” Oyungerel said. “I love democracy. I want to give this society to my children.”
Here is the complete article.
* I think "aunt" is the best way to describe my relation to Oyuna. She's married to my step-mother's brother.
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