Janlavyn Narantsatsralt

Janlavyn Narantsatsralt (Mongolian: Жанлавын Наранцацралт; 10 June 1957 – 12 November 2007) was a Mongolian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Mongolia from December 9, 1998, to July 22, 1999.

Janlavyn Narantsatsralt
Жанлавын Наранцацралт
19th Prime Minister of Mongolia
In office
9 December 1998 – 22 July 1999
General SecretaryNambaryn Enkhbayar
Preceded byTsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Succeeded byNyam-Osoryn Tuyaa (acting)
Member of the State Great Khural
In office
2000 – November 12, 2007
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
In office
1996 – December, 1998
Preceded byEnebish Lhamsuren[a]
Succeeded byMiyeegombyn Enkhbold[b]
Personal details
Born10 June 1957
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Died12 November 2007 (aged 50)
Dundgovi Province, Mongolia



Narantsatsralt was born 1957 in Ulaanbaatar. He was married with two children. He spoke Russian and Mongolian fluently.

Education and early years


He studied at the Belarusian State University and at the Russian state university on land use planning in Moscow, graduating in 1981. Then he continued his studies at the Moscow State University, earning a PhD in geographic sciences in 1990. Later, he visited a research institute in India, and attended to courses for urban and economic development in Japan and South Korea.

On returning from Moscow he worked as an engineer and executive officer at the Institute of Soil Management. From 1989 to 1991 he was scientist and head of department at the Institute of Soil Policy of the Ministry of Environment. Then he served as an expert and head of department in the municipal Office of Urban design and planning of Ulan Bator.

Political career


Narantsatsralt was elected the mayor of Ulan Bator in 1996. The successful work in this position contributed to his appointment as prime minister of Mongolia in December 1998. He was forced to resign eight months after the opposition boycotted parliament over the privatization of a state bank.

Further career


From 1999 to 2000, Narantsatsralt worked as a lecturer and guest professor at the National University of Mongolia, in the faculty of geography and soil management. In the elections of 2000, he won a seat in the State Great Khural (parliament). From 2006 until his death, he was a member of the permanent committee of the parliament. From 2004, he also worked as the Chairperson of the standing committee of the parliament for infrastructure, and Minister of Construction and Urban Development.

In January 2006, he broke with his Democratic Party colleagues and voted with former communist MPRP members against his own party's coalition government. Narantsatsralt then became minister of construction and urban development in the MPRP government that followed. He and several other Democratic party politicians who served in the MPRP government, including former prime minister Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan were subsequently expelled from the Democratic party and went on to form the National New Party (NNP). Narantsatsralt was named chairman of the new party in March 2007.



Narantsatsralt died on November 12, 2007, in a road accident while returning to Ulan Bator from Dundgovi Province after taking part in a youth forum.[1]


  1. ^ Office vacant between 1992 and 1996.
  2. ^ Office vacant between December, 1998 and 1999.


  1. ^ "Former prime minister of Mongolia dies in car accident". PR-Inside.com. 2007-11-13. Archived from the original on 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Mongolia
1998-12-09 – 1999-07-22
Succeeded by