ULAN BATOR, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's former President Nambar Enkhbayar will run for the upcoming parliamentary elections, the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) said Saturday.
"The legal environment for chairman of our party to run for elections has already been created. So, he will run for the forthcoming parliamentary elections," Buya Tulga, secretary of the MPRP, told reporters Saturday.
Enkhbayar was banned from standing for the presidential elections in 2017 because of registration irregularities and a conviction for graft in 2012.
He served as the country's prime minister from 2000 to 2004, as speaker of the parliament from 2004 to 2005, and as the president of Mongolia from 2005 to 2009.
Mongolia is expected to hold general elections on June 24.
The MPRP and another two parties, the Civil Will Green Party and Mongolian Traditional United Party, have agreed to jointly participate in the election under the name "Your and Our Coalition."