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Norovyn Altankhuyag

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Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Norovyn Altankhuyag

Preceded by
Sukhbaataryn Batbold

Democratic Party

November 5, 2014

Political party
Democratic Party

Norovyn Altankhuyag

Succeeded by
Dendeviin Terbishdagva (Acting)

20 January 1958 (age 66) Uvs, Mongolia (

Alma mater
National University of Mongolia

Former Prime Minister of Mongolia

National University of Mongolia

Previous office
Prime Minister of Mongolia (2010–2014)

Towards the Summit: August Von Goethe Literaturverlag


Preceded by
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag meets with Premier Li Keqiang

Norovyn Altankhuyag (Mongolian: Норовын Алтанхуяг) is a Mongolian politician who was the Prime Minister of Mongolia from 2012 to 2014 and a Member of Parliament. Democratic Party's National Consultative Committee (NCC) elected him as the Leader of Democratic Party of Mongolia in 2008. He worked as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia in the coalition government of the Mongolian People's Party and Democratic Party of Mongolia in 2008–2012. Previously, he served as the Minister of Agriculture and Industry in 1996–2000 and the Minister of Finance in 2004–2006.


Early life

Altankhuyag was born in Uvs Province in Mongolia and attended Ulaangom's 1st secondary school from 1966–1976. Then he graduated the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of National University of Mongolia. After the graduation, he was honored to stay as a professor at the university.

Political career

During the 1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia, he was one of pioneers in the youth movement. With his colleagues, he initiated the Democratic Socialist Movement. On 21 February 1990, the first meeting to establish the Mongolian Social Democratic Party was held, and he was elected as a member of the party establishing commission.

Between 1990–2006, he served as a General Secretary of different political parties four times. He was elected as the Member of Parliament twice.

Following the 2008 Mongolian parliamentary election, Democratic Party Leader Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj resigned as a result of the election's controversial defeat and Altankhuyag was elected as the Democratic Party's new Leader. During his leadership, Democratic Party of Mongolia has launched "Mongolian People-2020" action plan to strengthen the values of democracy and civil society.


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