The “State Budget Law-2016” has put MNT 14.6 billion as the cost for running the 2016 parliamentary election. The director of the General Electoral Commission, D.Sodnomtseren, said: “According to our initial estimation, the organization of the election was to have been MNT 20 billion. We reduced this amount to MNT 16.5 billion, taking into consideration the economic crisis; this figure is MNT 300 million less than the 2012election. We proposed this estimation to the Ministry of Finance, which, following discussion reduced the election budget further to MNT 14.6 billion. For this reason, we have officially proposed that there should be no reduction to the election budget”.