Norovyn Altankhuyag

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Norovyn Altankhuyag
Норовын Алтанхуяг
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 63)
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; 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 worked as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia in the coalition government of the Mongolian People's Party and Democratic Party of Mongolia in 2008–2012. Previously, he served as the Minister of Agriculture and Industry in 1996–2000 and the Minister of Finance in 2004–2006.[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 1966–1976. 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 1990–2006, 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 Prime Minister. During his tenure, Altankhuyag sold a large volume of government bonds, and thus was the head of the most wealthy government in Mongolia's history up to that point. As Altankhuyag mentioned in "Tsenzurgui Yaria", a TV show where celebrities are asked uncensored questions, he said the cause for the economic issues that led to the vote of no-confidence he received on 5 November 2014 was that he did not agree with President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj's views on matters. Though the President of Mongolia has relatively little power, he claimed Elbegdorj strong-armed him on matters of government affairs. He says he's held a grudge against Elbegdorj since.


  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.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of Mongolia
Succeeded by