Norovyn Altankhuyag

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Norovyn Altankhuyag
Норовын Алтанхуяг
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 10, 2014 140410-D-BW835-609.jpg
Altankhuyag (right) at the meeting with United States Department of Defense secretary Chuck Hagel
Prime Minister of Mongolia
In office
10 August 2012 – 5 November 2014
President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Preceded by Sükhbaataryn Batbold
Succeeded by Dendeviin Terbishdagva (Acting)
Leader of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
2 September 2008
Preceded by Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Personal details
Born (1958-01-20) 20 January 1958 (age 59)
Uvs, Mongolia
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater National University of Mongolia
Website Official website

Norovyn Altankhuyag (Mongolian: Норовын Алтанхуяг) 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.

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 election's controversial defeat and Altankhuyag was elected as the Democratic Party's new Leader. During his leadership, Democratic Party of Mongolia has launched "Mongolian People-2020" action plan to strengthen the values of democracy and civil society.[1]


  1. ^ "Political parties of Mongolia have started their conferences". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Leader of the Democratic Party
Political offices
Preceded by
Sükhbaataryn Batbold
Prime Minister of Mongolia
Succeeded by
Dendeviin Terbishdagva