Natsagiin Bagabandi

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Natsagiin Bagabandi
Нацагийн Багабанди
Bagabandi in 2000
2nd President of Mongolia
In office
20 June 1997 – 24 June 2005
Prime MinisterMendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Nambaryn Enkhbayar
Preceded byPunsalmaagiin Ochirbat
Succeeded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Party
In office
7 February 1997 – 6 June 1997
PresidentPunsalmaagiin Ochirbat
PremierMendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan
Preceded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
Succeeded byNambaryn Enkhbayar
Chairman of the State Great Khural
In office
July 1992 – July 1996
Preceded byRadnaasümbereliin Gonchigdorj of Little Khural
Succeeded byRadnaasümbereliin Gonchigdorj
Personal details
Нацагийн Багабанди

(1950-04-22) April 22, 1950 (age 70)
Yaruu, Zavkhan, Mongolia
Political partyMongolian People's Party
Spouse(s)Azadsurengiin Oyunbileg[1]

Natsagiin Bagabandi (Mongolian: Нацагийн Багабанди; born April 22, 1950) is a Mongolian politician and the Director of Oyu Tolgoi LLC.[2]

Previously, he was the President of Mongolia from 1997 to 2005, and a member of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.[3]


He was born on 22 April, 1950 in Zavkhan, Mongolia.[4] He studied in Leningrad, Ukraine and Moscow, and graduated in Food engineering. In 1987, he received a doctorate in Philosophy.[5][circular reference]

He became speaker of the legislature, State Great Khural, in 1992 for four years,[6] then ran for presidential elections in 1997, winning them. He won re-election in 2001.[7]

In the presidential elections on May 22, 2005, Nambaryn Enkhbayar was elected to succeed Natsagiin Bagabandi with 53.4 percent of the vote and took office in June.[8]



  1. ^ Naltchayan, Joyce (2004-07-16). "Laura Bush greets Azadsurengiin Oyunbileg, wife of President Natsagiyn Bagabandi of Mongolia, in the Yellow Oval Room Friday". White House. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
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  6. ^ "УБХ, УИХ-ын дарга нарын хөрөг зураг - Мэдээллийн дэлгэрэнгүй - Parliament".
  7. ^ Europa World Year Book 2, Book 2. Taylor & Francis. 2004. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8.
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Party political offices
Preceded by
Nambaryn Enkhbayar
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mongolia
Succeeded by
Nambaryn Enkhbayar
Political offices
Preceded by
Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat
President of Mongolia
Succeeded by
Nambaryn Enkhbayar