ULAN BATOR, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Gankhuyag Shiilegdamba, secretary general of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, says the MPRP has decided to remain in the country's coalition government.
Shiilegdamba said Wednesday that the MPRP's executive bureau has decided to cancel a previous decision to withdraw from the coalition to maintain its stability, and to curb social injustice from within the government.
The MPRP announced earlier this month that it would quit the coalition government because of political persecution against former President Nambar Enkhbayar, the party's chairman.
Enkhbayar was convicted of improperly privatizing a hotel and a state-owned publishing house and was sentenced to two and half years in prison.
Enkbayar said earlier from behind bars that it is important to keep the government stable.
He also appealed to the Justice Coalition, which includes his party, to work together to prevent judges from working under political orders and contribute to the development of Mongolia.
The former president's supporters claim that Enkhbayar was framed by President Tsakhia Elbegdorj for political reasons.