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Jambyn Batmönkh
Жамбын Батмөнх

In office
11 June 1974 – 12 December 1984
Preceded by Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal
Succeeded by Dumaagiin Sodnom

Head of State
Chairman of the Presidium of the State Great Hural
In office
12 December 1984 – 21 March 1990
Preceded by Nyamyn Jagvaral (acting)
Succeeded by Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat (President)

Born 10 March 1926
Khyargas sum, Uvs aimag, Mongolia
Died 14 May 1997

Jambyn Batmönkh (Mongolian: Жамбын Батмөнх; 10 March 1926 - May 14, 1997) was a Mongolian communist political leader.

Batmönkh was born in Khyargas sum of Uvs aimag[1]. He became a member of the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party in 1948 and rose through the ranks of the party. He became the minister of science in 1973, a member of the politburo in 1974, and the prime minister (chairman of the council of ministers) in June 1974.

In 1984, along with D. Molomjamts, Batmönkh played a key role in easing Tsedenbal's way out of power. In 1984, he became head of state when the party's long-time leader, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, was ousted in a party congress. Batmönkh strengthened Mongolia's alliance with the Soviet Union, but as in many other communist countries, there was much pressure for the party to give up power.

In March 1990 the first democratic alliance, called Ardchilsan Kholboo, launched a hunger strike urging that the communist government led by Batmönkh resign. The strikers succeeded and just after his resignation he retired.

During 1990s he lived in Ulaanbaatar as a retiree.


Preceded by
Nyamyn Jagvaral
President of Mongolia
December 12, 1984–March 21, 1990
Succeeded by
Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat
Preceded by
Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal
Prime Minister of Mongolia
June 11, 1974-December 12, 1984
Succeeded by
Dumaagiin Sodnom


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