Gündalai was born in Khatgal, Khövsgöl Aimag in 1963. After completing the local middle school in 1982, he studied medicine at the Martin Luther University in Halle from 1984 to 1991. Afterwards he entered business and founded the GMET and Batsarai companies.
In the 2000 parliamentary election, he won the constituency no.45 in northwestern Khövsgöl as independent candidate, but entered the Democratic Party in the same year. His first election period was overshadowed by a feud with then Minister of Justice, Tsendiin Nyamdorj, over alleged dissemination of secret documents to a foreign secret service. The affair culminated in a libel charge against Gündalai and Gündalai's detention from a plane headed to Seoul in August 2003.
Gündalai was re-elected in the 2004 parliamentary election. In late 2005, he founded his own Party, the People's Party or Ард түмний нам, with a party structure allegedly modeled after the political structure of the Great Mongol Empire. After the controversial establishment of an MPRP-led government in January 2006, he was appointed Minister of Health, but ousted in January 2007 after accusations focusing on failed staffing policies, negligence, and inadequate behaviour towards representatives of international organisations.
- http://www.mongolei.de/news/2008apr2.htm www.mongolei.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten aus der Mongolei / 7. bis 13. April 2008 (in German)
- Personal homepage (in Mongolian)
- Members of the Mongolian government as of early 2006 (in German)
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