Mongolian politician, born on April 22, 1950 in Zavkhan province, President of the nation since the May 20, 1997.
He studied at the technological Institute of food of Odessa (USSR) and later worked in a factory of food in that country. Between 1970 and 1990 was Chief Advisor to the (Communist MAKN) Mongolian people's Revolutionary Party Central Committee, and from 1980 to 1984 he was head of Department and the Central Committee of the party in Zavkhan province. Between 1990 and 1992 was Secretary of the Central Committee of the MAKN and from 1992 to 1996 Vice-President of the party and its parliamentary group in the Great Hural Popular spokesperson. On February 24, 1996 became President of the MAKN, on the last day of the XXII Congress of the party.
In the presidential elections of May 18, 1997 he beat with 60.8% the owner since 1990, P. Ochirbat, former Communist and now postulated by the Democratic Union coalition leader. He took office on June 20.
Bagabandi has promised to slow the program's transition from centralized to capitalism, which proved more painful than expected, you expect to get, given the limited powers of the Presidential post, making use of the legislative veto. However, the Government is in the hands of democratic Union since it obtains the absolute majority in the legislative elections held on June 30, 1996, and its Prime Minister M. Enkhsaikhan, the first non-Communist in the history of the country, is a strong supporter of the market economy.
R. Ortiz de Zárate