Ölziisaikhany Enkhtüvshin

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Ölziisaikhany Enkhtüvshin
Өлзийсайханы Энхтүвшин
Chair of the Mongolian People's Party
In office
25 July 2012 – 21 November 2013
Preceded bySükhbaataryn Batbold
Succeeded byMiyeegombyn Enkhbold
Deputy prime minister of Mongolia
In office
18 October 2017 – 8 July 2020
Prime MinisterUkhnaagiin Khürelsükh
Preceded byUkhnaagiin Khürelsükh
Succeeded byYangugiin Sodbaatar
Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia
In office
2006–2007
Prime MinisterMiyeegombyn Enkhbold
Personal details
Born (1958-10-30) 30 October 1958 (age 62)
Tsagaan-Uul, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolian People's Republic
Political partyMongolian People's Revolutionary Party
Alma materNational University of Mongolia
OccupationHistory teacher
Researcher
Journalist
Parliamentarian

Ölziisaikhany Enkhtüvshin (Mongolian: Өлзийсайханы Энхтүвшин; born 30 October 1958) is a Mongolian politician who was Chairman of the Mongolian People's Party from 25 July 2012 to November 2013 and Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh from October 2017.

Biography[edit]

Enkhtüvshin was born in 1958 in Tsagaan-Uul, Khövsgöl Province. He studied history at the Mongolian State University where he obtained his doctorate in 1989.

Between 1990 and 1995, he was a journalist for Ardyn Erkh covering parliament. He later became editorial director of the MPP's official newspaper Ünen, and secretary-general of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, Ulaanbaatar section.[1]

In 2000 he was elected to the State Great Khural (parliament) representing a district in Khövsgöl Province and was named cabinet secretary in the government of prime minister Nambaryn Enkhbayar.

He failed in his reelection bid in 2004 but in 2006 was appointed Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the government of Miyeegombyn Enkhbold. In June 2008 he was once again elected to parliament.

Although the legislative elections of 28 June 2012 saw the defeat of the MPP, Enkhtüvshin was nevertheless reelected to parliament and was named chairman of the MPP following the resignation of Sükhbaataryn Batbold. Enkhtuvshin was formally elected to the leadership position on 25 July.[2][3]

In November 2013, Miyeegombyn Enkhbold replaced Enkhtüvshin as MPP chairman.

On 18 October 2017 Enkhtüvshin was named deputy prime minister under the newly appointed prime minister Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh[4] after he ran second for the Prime Minister candidacy at the party plenum.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Li-Wen, Yu. "A Brief Analysis on the New Mongolia Government in 2006" (PDF).
  2. ^ Lansford, Tom (20 March 2014). Political Handbook of the World 2014. CQ Press. p. 960. ISBN 9781483386263.
  3. ^ "Mongolia : O.Enkhtuvshin becomes MPP Chairman". THEAsiaN. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Mongolian Parliament names 5 ministers". akipress.com. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Khurelsukh Cabinet | Mongolia Focus". blogs.ubc.ca. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sükhbaataryn Batbold
General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Miyeegombyn Enkhbold