Candidates to run for President election from MPP and DP


2017-05-04 10:54 GMT+8
From left: M.Enkhbold, a presidential candidate of MPP and Kh.Battulga, a presidential candidate of DP

On June 26, Mongolia will choose its fifth president. Current President Ts.Elbegdorj will not be running for re-election as he has been president for two terms. According to the Law on Elections, the Mongolian General Election Commission shall register candidates from May 2 to May 6. 

Three political parties seated in Parliament are eligible to nominate a candidate for the Presidential Election 2017; the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), the Democratic Party (DP) and the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP). 

On May 3, MPP, which holds 65 out of 76 seats in Parliament, selected its candidate for the Presidential election at its members` meetingSpeaker of the Parliament M.Enkhbold won over Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Ts.Nyamdorj, collecting a majority or 85.7 percent of votes from the members and officially announced as a candidate to represent MPP in the Presidential election. 

Meanwhile, DP selected its presidential candidate through votes from all members of the party nationwide. Member of Parliament L.Bold, former Prime Minister R.Amarjargal, former Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs D.Dorligjav, former Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag, former Agriculture Minister Kh.Battulga, and former Minister of Industry B.Jargalsaikhan have registered to run for the party’s nomination. 

Kh.Battulga collected 2740 votes from the DP members in nationwide and qualified to run for the upcoming president election. He is followed by former Prime Minister R.Amarjargal with 2374 votes. Kh.Battulga will officially be announced and approved as the party’s presidential candidate during the Democratic Party’s Eighth Congress, which will be held on May 6.  

A presidential candidate to represent the MPRP is the center of attention. MPRP to announce its candidate on May 6. The potential candidates are former President (2005-2009) N.Enkhbayar and former Minister of Health N.Udval. However, N.Enkhbayar was not allowed to run in the parliamentary elections of 2016 as he was convicted for corruption in 2012.

Candidates to run in the election will receive candidacy certificates on May 27. Election campaigns will be commenced from June 6 to June 25. Mongolian citizens living abroad will vote at relevant embassies and consulates on June 10 and 11. 

Biography of M.Enkhkbold, a presidential candidate of MPP 

M.Enkhbold was born on 19 July 1964. He is currently the chairman of the Parliament of Mongolia, the State Great Khural. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia from 2007 to 2012. He served as the Prime Minister between January 2006 and November 2007.

From 2005 until October 2007, he was the Chairman of the MPRP, and he had served as Mayor of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. As the result of the general election in 2012, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the State Great Khural. In the 27th Congress of Mongolia People’s Party, he was elected twice as the Chairman of the MPP. In 2016, when the MPP gained control of parliament, he was elected as chairman of the State Great Khural.

Enkhbold is married and has two children. He finished school in 1982 and started studying in 1983. He earned an undergraduate diploma from the National University of Mongolia majoring in centrally planned economy in 1987.


  • In 1982, he graduated from the 1st secondary school of Ulaanbaatar, 
  • In 1987, he graduated the National University of Mongolia as planner-economists, 
  • In 1996, he earned diploma in Japan in Public management and organizational issues,
  • In 1998, he earned diploma in Germany in Local self-governing bodies,
  • In 2000, he earned Master degree in economy,
  • In 2002, he became member of International academy of information science, UNICEF,
  • In 2003, he earned Doctoral degree from South Korea in state authority,  
  • In 2006, he earned Doctoral degree from Orkhon university.


  • From 1987-1989, he worked as an economist with the Services Office of the Executive Authority of the Assembly of People's Deputies of Ulaanbaatar.
  • From 1989-1991, he worked as specialist to the Department of Planning and Service Mechanics of the Public Services Ministry
  • From 1991-1992,  he worked as head of the municipal Services Office of the Executive Authority of the Assembly of People's Deputies of Ulaanbaatar.
  • From 1992-1996, he worked as Deputy Governor of the Chingeltei District of Ulaanbaatar. 
  • From 1996-1998, he worked as Chairman of the Presidium of the Chingeltei Districts Khural of Citizens Representatives.
  • From 1999-2005, he elected as Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city. 
  • Since 2005, he is serving as MP. 
  • From 2006-2007, he appointed as Prime Minister of Mongolia. 
  • From 2007-2012, he appointed as Deputy Minister of Mongolia. 
  • From 2012-2016, he appointed as Deputy Chairman of State Great Khural. 
  • From 2016, he is working as Chairman of State Great Khural. 

Political positions:

  • In 1990, he joined MPP,
  • In 1991-1992, he selected as a chaoirman of city 214th MPP slot, 
  • In 1992-1997, he selected as a head of MPP committee in Chingeltei District,
  • In 1997-2006, he selected as a head of MPP committee,
  • In 2005-2007, he became a chairman of MPP,  
  • In 2007-2012, he became a secretary of MPP,   
  • In 2013, he became a chairman of MPP.

Biography of Kh.Battulga, a presidential candidate of DP 


  • In 1978, he graduated from the 34th secondary school of Ulaanbaatar, 
  • In 1982, he graduated Fine arts high school as a painter. 


  • From 1979 - 1990, he was an athlete for Sambo national team,
  • From 1982 - 1990, he worked as a painter at Fine arts organization, 
  • From 1990 - 2004. he worked as a general director of "Genco" LLC, 
  • From 1997 - 2004, he worked as CEO of Bayangol hotel JSC, 
  • From 1999 - 2004, he worked as CEO of Mah Impex JSC, 
  • From 2004 - 2008, he elected as MP,  
  • From 2008 - 2012, he appointed as Minister of Road, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development,  
  • From 2008 - 2012, he elected as MP, 
  • From 2012 -2016, he elected as MP,  
  • From 2012 -2014, he worked as Minister of Industry and Agriculture, 
  • From 2016, he is working as an anchorman for "Mongol tulgatnii 100 erhem" and chairman of the Mongolian Democratic Union. 
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