Norovyn Altankhuyag

Norovyn Altankhuyag is a Mongolian politician who has been the Prime Minister of Mongolia since 2012.

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Norovyn Altankhuyag (Mongolian: Норовын Алтанхуяг) is a Mongolian politician who has been the Prime Minister of Mongolia since 2012. He previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Industry from 1996 to 2000 and as Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2006. In 2008, he was elected from National Consultative Committee (NCC) as the Leader of Democratic Party of Mongolia following the party's defeat in the 2008 Mongolian legislative election

Early life

Altankhuyag was born in Uvs province in Mongolia and attended Ulaangom high school in 1966. After graduation from high school in 1976, he chose to study at Faculty of Physics and Mathematics in National University of Mongolia. After completion of university, he was honored to stay as teacher at his university.

Political career

During the 1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia, he was one of pioneers of youth movement. With his colleagues, he initiated the Democratic Socialist Movement. On February 21, 1990, the first meeting to establish the Mongolian Social Democratic Party was held, and he was elected a member of party establishment commission.

Between the years 1990-2006, he served as General Secretary 4 times at different parties. He was elected twice as a Member of Parliament.

After the 2008 general election, the previous Leader Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj stepped down as a result of election defeat and Altankhuyag became Democratic Party's new Leader.

Party leader

During his leadership, Democratic Party of Mongolia launches several programs in order to strengthen valuable items of democracy and build the civil society, one of which is "Монгол Хүн 2020 хөтөлбөр (Mongolian People- 2020)".