Lamjavyn Gündalai

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This is a Mongolian name. The given name is Gündalai, and the name Lamjavyn is a patronymic, not a family name. The subject should be referred to by the given name.

Lamjavyn Gündalai (Mongolian: Ламжавын Гүндалай) is a Mongolian politician. He has been a member of parliament since 2000 and served as Minister of Health from January 2006 to January 2007.

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.

In April 2008, Gündalai left the People's Party and re-entered the Democratic Party.[1] He was one of two DP candidates from Khövsgöl who were elected into the new parliament on June 29th, 2008.

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  1. ^ http://www.mongolei.de/news/2008apr2.htm www.mongolei.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten aus der Mongolei / 7. bis 13. April 2008 (in German)

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