May 20, 2001 Held



Election for Mongolian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:982,189
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Natsagiin BAGABANDI581,381


Radnaasumberel GONCHIGDORJ365,383


Radnaagumbereliin DASHNYAM35,425

Election Results Modified: Oct 28, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Mongolia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Natsagiin BAGABANDI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nambaryn ENKHBAYAR
  • Assembly: Mongolia has a unicameral Parliament (State Great Hural) with 76 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (State Great Hural) 76 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Natsagiin BAGABANDI
    • Party: Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP)
  • Radnaasumberel GONCHIGDORJ
    • Party: Mongolian Democratic Party (MDP)
  • Radnaagumbereliin DASHNYAM
    • Party: Civil Will Party (CWP)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on May 18, 1997. President Natsagiyn BAGABANDI received 60.8% of the vote, thereby defeating Punsalmaagiyn OCHIRBAT, his closest competitor who received 29.8%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,419,729 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 1,205,885 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,212,804 (2001)

·         Is Mongolia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Mongolia ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 July 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 90 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Mongolia a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Mongolia ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (13 May 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 362,959 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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