President of Mongolia

President of Mongolia

State Emblem of Mongolia
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

since 18 June 2009
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat
Formation 3 September 1992
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The President of Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол Улсын Ерөнхийлөгч, Mongol Ulsyn Yerönkhiilögch) is the executive head of state of Mongolia.[1]


The President is elected by the citizens of Mongolia. Political parties with representation in the State Great Khural nominate candidates. The President can be re-elected only one time. The President can be removed from office if two-thirds of the Khural find him guilty of abusing his powers or violating his oath.[2] Before inauguration, however, the President-elect has to renounce the membership of any political party.

Powers of the President


There is debate about who should be considered the first President of Mongolia. The title does not actually date back to before Mongolia's democratisation, but the office itself is seen as extending through Mongolia's period of communist rule. Sometimes, the Bogd Khan (seen as the reincarnations of senior lama) are seen as Mongolia's first "presidents", but more commonly, the title is given to the secular leaders who followed them. Balingiin Tserendorj, who was acting head of state in 1924, is sometimes seen as the first president, but it was not until Navaandorjiin Jadambaa was appointed Chairman of the State Great Khural in November that there was an official leader. Only a day later, the leadership role was reorganized as the Chairman of the Presidium of the State Little Khural (the Little Khural being the executive committee of the Great Khural). Later, the Little Khural was abolished, and its powers were returned to the Great Khural – as such, the title of the president became Chairman of the Presidium of the State Great Khural. This was shortly afterwards changed to Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Great Khural, following a change in nomenclature. Finally, in 1990, the title President of Mongolia was adopted.

List of presidents (since 1992)

    People's Revolutionary Party     Social Democratic Party     Democratic Party

Portrait Name
Elected Term of office Party
1 Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat
Пунсалмаагийн Очирбат
(1942– )
3 September 1990 6 June 1993 People's Revolutionary Party
(1) 1993 6 June 1993 20 June 1997 Social Democratic Party
2 Natsagiin Bagabandi
Нацагийн Багабанди
(1950– )
1997 20 June 1997 6 June 2001 People's Revolutionary Party
2001 6 June 2001 24 June 2005
3 Nambaryn Enkhbayar
Намбарын Энхбаяр
(1958– )
2005 24 June 2005 18 June 2009 People's Revolutionary Party
4 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Цахиагийн Элбэгдорж
(1963– )
2009 18 June 2009 10 July 2013 Democratic Party
2013 10 July 2013 Incumbent
(Term expires 10 July 2017)

Latest election

 Summary of the 26 June 2013 Mongolian presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Tsakhiagiin ElbegdorjDemocratic Party622,79450.89
Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-ErdeneMongolian People's Party520,38042.52
Natsagiin UdvalMongolian People's Revolutionary Party80,5636.58
Invalid/blank votes13,688
Registered voters/turnout1,864,27366.50
Source: Mongolian Electoral Commission

See also


  1. Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 42
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 43
  3. Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Montsame News Agency Foreign Service Office, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 45
  4. Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 44
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