He was elected on June 9 with a record majority of nearly 68%, after stepping down as prime minister in January. The MPP now holds all the highest offices: the presidency, the office of the prime minister and the office of the speaker of parliament.
- Development plans and government finances will rely on rising copper prices.
- Despite high vaccination levels, COVID-19 is spreading and calls for more lockdowns are growing; these would threaten economic recovery.
- Beijing will see Khurelsukh as friendlier than his predecessors, but significant concessions to China are unlikely.