Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh

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Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh
Ухнаагийн Хүрэлсүх
Secretary Pompeo meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa (44084216754) (cropped).jpg
28th Prime Minister of Mongolia
Assumed office
4 October 2017
PresidentKhaltmaagiin Battulga
Preceded byJargaltulgyn Erdenebat
Chairman of the Mongolian People’s Party
Assumed office
21 November 2017
Preceded byMiyeegombyn Enkhbold
Personal details
Born (1968-06-14) 14 June 1968 (age 50)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Political partyMongolian People's Party
Spouse(s)Bolortsetseg
Children2 daughters
Alma materDefense University of Mongolia
National University of Mongolia
WebsiteOfficial website

Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh (Mongolian: Ухнаагийн Хүрэлсүх, born 14 June 1968) is a Mongolian politician currently serving as Prime Minister of Mongolia since October, 2017. He was elected to the Parliament of Mongolia three times – in 2000, 2004 and 2012, served in the Cabinet of Mongolia as Minister for Emergency Situation from 2004 to 2006, Minister for Professional Inspection from 2006 to 2008, and in 2014–2015 and 2016–2017 as Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia. Also he was the Secretary-General of Mongolian People's Party from 2008 to 2012.

Personal life and education[edit]

Khurelsukh attended the secondary school No. 2 in Ulaanbaatar city. He graduated from the University of Defense of Mongolia in 1989 with a major on political studies. He studied public administration at the Institute of State Administration and Management Development and law at the National University of Mongolia which he graduated in 1994 and 2000 respectively.

Political career[edit]

Khürelsükh with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2018

Secretary-General of Mongolian People's Party Founding President of Social Democracy Mongolian Youth Federation President of the Left Wing Federation Khurelsukh was elected to the Parliament of Mongolia three times – in 2000, 2004 and 2012. He has served as a member of the Cabinet of Mongolia five times: as Minister for Emergency Situation between 2004 and 2006, Minister for Professional Inspection between 2006 and 2008, Deputy Prime Minister (twice) and Prime Minister.

Party roles[edit]

Khurelsukh started his political career as a political officer at the Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) in 1991. Between 1994 and 1996, he worked as an adviser of the secretariat of the MPRP's fraction in the Parliament of Mongolia. He was one of the leading figures within the party to initiate and implement the institutional reforms of the youth organization of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party. He established the Mongolian Democratic Socialist Youth Federation by MPRP and served as President two times – between 1997 and 1999 and in 2000–2005. In 2000, he was elected to the Governing Board of MPRP, which is the core decision-making body of MPRP. In 2008, Khurelsukh was elected as Secretary General of MPRP In 2010, under the leadership of Sükhbaataryn Batbold, Chairman of MPRP and in cooperation with similar-minded party colleagues, Khurelsukh championed the process of restoring the original name of the party – Mongolian People's Party, which was changed to "Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party" in 1924 by the recommendation of Comintern in order to demonstrate the solidarity with socialist parties at that time.

Military career[edit]

Political deputy in the 152nd division of the Mongolian People's Army. He was the first Mongolian military officer to resign from duty to maintain his party membership in 1990 when the government sought to separate party membership from various (public) offices.

Political offices
Preceded by
Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat
Prime Minister of Mongolia
2017–present
Incumbent