Today: Sunday, 29 January 2023 year

The Prime Minister of Mongolia proposed to carry out a constitutional reform in the country.

The Prime Minister of Mongolia proposed to carry out a constitutional reform in the country.

Prime Minister of Mongolia Luvsannamsrein Oyuun-Erdene proposed to carry out a constitutional reform in the country, to discuss the issue of transition to a classical parliamentary republic.

The current Constitution of Mongolia was adopted 31 years ago, on January 13, 1992. It formalized the transition to a multi-party system. According to the document, Mongolia is a semi-presidential, semi-parliamentary republic. The president is elected by popular vote, the highest body of state power is the unicameral parliament – the State Great Khural.

Speaking at the conference “Political, economic and legal decisions – public consensus”, the head of government noted that the purpose of adopting the 1992 constitution was to build a humane civil democratic society.

“The 1992 constitution fulfilled its historic role of a peaceful social transition. The achievements and mistakes of the last 30 years are connected with the constitution. Now we must objectively evaluate the past 30 years and determine how to live the next 30 years,” he said.


Oyuun-Erdene noted that “contradictions often arose between the president and the prime minister in the past.” “This is a purely systemic issue, does not depend on a particular person. The President of Mongolia is elected by the people, who have high hopes for him. When it comes to keeping promises, he has neither a budget nor a cabinet.

“Sometimes he has no choice but to act through the National Security Council, put pressure on the government and boycott the government along with the parliamentary minority,” he said.


In this regard, the Prime Minister proposed to discuss the possibility of a transition to a parliamentary republic. He noted that most of his predecessors in this post could not say this earlier, “for fear of offending the president.”