Norovyn Altankhuyag

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Norovyn Altankhuyag
Норовын Алтанхуяг
Norovyn Altankhuyag, 2014 (cropped).jpg
25th Prime Minister of Mongolia
In office
10 August 2012 – 5 November 2014
PresidentTsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Preceded bySükhbaataryn Batbold
Succeeded byChimediin Saikhanbileg
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
2 September 2008 – 20 August 2015
Preceded byTsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Succeeded byZandaakhuu Enkhbold
Member of State Great Hural
In office
In office
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1958-01-20) 20 January 1958 (age 65)
Ulaangom, Uvs, Mongolia
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Democratic Party (2000–2019)
Mongolian Social Democratic Party (1990–2000)
Alma materNational University of Mongolia
WebsiteOfficial website

Norovyn Altankhuyag (Mongolian: Норовын Алтанхуяг, romanized: Norowiin Altanhuyag, pronounced [nɔɾɜˈw̜iŋ ˈaɬtʰəɴχʊjə̆q]; born 20 January 1958) 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 was First Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia in the coalition government of the Mongolian People's Party and Democratic Party from 2008 to 2012.

Previously, he served as the Minister of Agriculture and Industry between 1996 and 2000 and the Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2006.[1] He served as senior advisor to the President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga, from 2017 until his resignation in early 2019.

Early life[edit]

Altankhuyag was born in Uvs Province in Mongolia and attended Ulaangom's 1st secondary school from 1966 to 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[edit]

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 and 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 party's controversial defeat and Altankhuyag was elected as the Democratic Party's new leader. During his leadership, Democratic Party of Mongolia launched "Mongolian People—2020" action plan to strengthen the values of democracy and civil society.[2]

Prime Minister of Mongolia (2012–2014)[edit]

Following the 2012 Mongolian legislative election, Norovyn Altankhuyag was elected as the Prime Minister of Mongolia. During his tenure economic growth was 13.7% thanks largely to Oyu Tolgoi deposit. As a result of no confidence vote at the Parliament of Mongolia, Altankhuyag's Government was resigned on 5 November 2014.[3]


  1. ^ "Монгол Улсын Сангийн яам". Монгол Улсын Сангийн яам.
  2. ^ "Political parties of Mongolia have started their conferences". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ Ch., Bolortuya (5 November 2014). "Reform government resigns (in Mongolian)". Retrieved 1 February 2023.

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Preceded by Leader of the Democratic Party
Succeeded by
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