Democratic Union Coalition (1996–2000)

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The Democratic Union Coalition was a coalition of political parties in Mongolia. Its primary constituents were the Mongolian National Democratic Party and the Mongolian Social Democratic Party, and its core policies were the implementation of political and economic reforms in the post-communist period. Its chairman was Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in 1996-2000.[1]

In the 1996 Mongolian parliamentary elections, the Democratic Union was victorious, defeating the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.[2] This was for the first time from 1921 that the People's Revolutionary Party had not been in power. Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, manager of the elections campaign of the Democratic Union, became Prime Minister in 1996 and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, leader of the Democratic Union, became Prime Minister of Mongolia in 1998.[3]

The Democratic Union had effectively split up by the time of the 2000 parliamentary elections, which the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party won again.


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  2. ^ Nohlen, Grotz & Hartmann, Dieter, Florian & Cristof (2001). Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook. II. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 506. ISBN 0-19-924959-8. 
  3. ^ "Canadian & US official delegations attend inauguration of President Elbegdorj; US Senate unanimously passes pro-Mongolia resolution on the same day". North America- Mongolia Business Council. 18 June 2009. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.