Election Day in Mongolia... to read about what happened 4 years ago, check this article out. No worries, though, Peace Corps is keeping us nice and safe. I'm pretty sure nothing crazy will go down in my little town, esp because it's raining cats and dogs outside. (RAIN I HATE YOU... mostly because it's raining INSIDE my apartment more than ever. Sigh.)
I'll talk about camp later. It was fun. For now, election coverage!
It's been a little tough to understand exactly what's going on, or who is promising how much money to whom, but the process is pretty similar to American elections:
|Lots and lots of ad banners|
|Random rallys seemingly in the middle of nowhere|
|Office parties! (This was taken while we were driving by in the meeker... so sue me if it's crooked)|
|Covering children with huge stickers of your associated party.|
|More ad banners!|
|Really random helicopters hovering over our town of 15,000. (Actually kinda cool since this is the first time I've ever seen anything working at our airport)|
|And, of course, REALLY LATE NIGHT FIREWORKS FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO WAKE ME UP.|
...I'm not bitter.
Not pictured: Political rallys in the square, TV ad after TV ad, a freaking giant HORSE parade, and lack of CPs at work because they're working for the election.