December 31, 2009

LIBERALIZATION ISN'T NEWS WHEN LIBERALS ARE IN OFFICE:

Mongolia: a democratic breakthrough?: Mongolia was once considered among the least likely of former communist nations to make a successful transition to democracy. But it now holds regular national elections and its economy is poised for growth. (Dan Southerland, December 31, 2009, CS Monitor)

In one of the most underreported stories of 2009, Mongolia is forging ahead with reforms aimed at making its society more open and less subject to the endemic corruption that has plagued many former communist states. [...]

[M]ongolia is moving more rapidly in a democratic direction than any of the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. And its new leaders vowed early on to quickly privatize state enterprises and create a free-market economy.


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 31, 2009 6:01 PM
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