Mongolian PM resigns -China's Xinhua

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BEIJING, Nov 5 (Reuters) Mongolian Prime Minister Miyeegombiin Enkhbold resigned today, 10 days after losing the post of ruling party chairman, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

In a letter to the country's State Great Hural or parliament, Enkhbold said that, in the current political situation, he could not continue to fulfil his responsibility.

Enkhbold was defeated in an Oct. 26 ballot for chairmanship of the MPRP, the country's largest party. The MPRP congress ruled that new chairman Sanj Bayar should take over as prime minister.

The MPRP 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.

REUTERS PD ND1752

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