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Mongolian President Accused of Smearing Political Rival

  • Batbold sues to get evidence to identify those behind lawsuits
  • President’s representative calls claims inaccurate and biased
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The former prime minister of Mongolia said in a New York court filing that he is the victim of a global smear campaign likely orchestrated by the current president to label him as corrupt ahead of a June election.

Sukhbaatar Batbold, a businessman who was Mongolia’s prime minister from 2009 to 2012, claimed President Khaltmaagiin Battulga appears to be the architect of a series of lawsuits in courts around the world accusing him of leading a massive corruption scheme. Batbold is expected to oppose Battulga in Mongolia’s presidential election in June.