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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh at left prepare to cast his vote at a polling station in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (Chadraabal/Xinhua via AP)

Mongolian PM quits in COVID-19 hospital treatment scandal

Jan. 22, 2021 12:14 AM EST

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s prime minister has resigned following a protest over a hospital’s treatment of a new mother who tested positive for the coronavirus. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, whose Mongolian People’s Party holds a strong majority in the parliament known as the...