Credit: Parliament Secretariat of Mongolia
Over the weekend of April 29-30, 2017 citizens of Mongolia gathered in Ulaanbaatar at the Government Palace to deliberate on six possible constitutional amendments. This Deliberative Poll is the first following a law recently passed in Mongolia requiring the use of Deliberative Polling.
- Deliberative Polling for Constitutional Change in Mongolia: An Unprecedented Experiment ConstitutionNet 9/2017 PDF
Professor Fishkin and MP Zandanshatar conclude that the experience attests to the unique value of Deliberative Polling as a modality of public participation in constitutional reform processes.
- Collaboration at Stanford leads to Mongolian parliament passing law on public opinion polling Stanford Report 5/2017 PDF
A meeting between Stanford communications Professor James Fishkin and Gombojav Zandanshatar, a member of Mongolia’s parliament, inspired a new law that requires an in-depth method of public opinion polling to take place before an amendment to Mongolia’s constitution can be enacted.
- Deliberative Polling and the Future of Mongolia’s Constitution The Asia Foundation 5/2017 PDF
The two-day event stimulated discussion and gathered citizen input on critical issues ranging from the powers of the president and ensuring the independence of the civil society, to the pressures of urbanization and the frequency of elections
- Consultative meeting on constitutional amendments held UB Post 5/2017 PDF
Representatives from political parties, foreign diplomatic missions, resident representatives of international organizations working in Mongolia, 25 international observers, and nearly 30 domestic observers sat in on the consultative meeting.