Erdeniin Bat-Üül

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Hero of Mongolia
Erdeniin Bat-Üül
Эрдэнийн Бат-Үүл
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
In office
Personal details
Born (1957-07-01) 1 July 1957 (age 66)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian People's Republic
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseDelgertuya (Mongolian: Дэлгэртуяа)
Alma mater
OccupationPhysician, Politician

Erdeniin Bat-Üül (Mongolian: Эрдэнийн Бат-Үүл, born 1 July 1957) is a Mongolian politician from the Democratic Party and a former[1] mayor of Ulaanbaatar City and governor of the Capital City.

Early life and career[edit]

E. Bat-Üül was born in Ulaanbaatar on 1 July 1957. His father was Sengiin Erdene, one of Mongolia's most well-known authors.[citation needed] In 1975, he completed Ulaanbaatar's High School No. 1, and in 1981, he graduated from the physics department of the National University of Mongolia. From 1982 to 1985, he worked as a teacher in Renchinlkhümbe, Khövsgöl, and afterwards worked at the Astronomic Laboratory of Mongolian Academy of Sciences in Ulaanbaatar.[2]

Mongolia's Democratic Revolution[edit]

In 1988, Bat-Üül was part of organizing a political group, which in December 1989, would become the first to articulate dissent against the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party. Shortly afterwards, all members of the group were arrested, but set free again on lack of evidence. Bat-Üül was one of the leaders of Mongolia's 1990 democratic revolution.

As a politician[edit]

Bat-Üül served as a chairman of the Democratic Party from 1990 to 1992, and as the party's general secretary from 1992 to 1996. He was elected into the People's Great Khural in 1990, and into the State Great Khural in 1996, 2004 and 2008, representing the Democratic Party. He was appointed as Mayor of Ulaanbaatar on August 7, 2012, by its City Council. He was awarded with the title of Hero of Mongolia for his role in the 1990 democratic revolution on December 10, 2009. He stepped down on July 7, 2016, replaced by Mongolian People's Party's Sunduin Batbold.[1]

Erdeniin Bat-Üül and Gombojavyn Zandanshatar led the efforts to codify deliberative polling in Mongolia as co-chairs of the Advisory Committee for Deliberative Polling. See Mongolia's Law on Deliberative Polling.[3]


  1. ^ a b "New Mayor of Ulaanbaatar receives seal". Mongolian News Agency. 7 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  2. ^ cf. partly Archived 2013-11-24 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2013-07-29
  3. ^ Martinovich, Milenko (2017-05-02). "Collaboration at Stanford leads to Mongolian parliament passing law on public opinion polling". Retrieved 2022-10-26.

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