1996 Mongolian legislative election
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76 seats in the State Great Khural
39 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
DUC Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj 47.0 50 New
MPRP Puntsagiin Jasrai 40.5 25 -45
MUNN Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar 1.8 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Puntsagiin Jasrai
Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan
Democratic Party

Legislative elections were held in Mongolia on 30 June 1996.[1] The result was a victory for the Democratic Union Coalition, which won 50 of the 76 seats in the State Great Khural. Voter turnout was 92.1%.[2]

American involvement

The National Endowment for Democracy, a U.S. Government agency, helped unite several political parties, intellectuals, businessmen, students and other activists into the Democratic Union Coalition and then trained them in grassroots campaigning and membership recruiting. They also assisted in distributing 350,000 copies of a manifesto calling for private property rights, a free press and foreign investment to help convince people to vote out the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.[3]


Democratic Union Coalition475,26747.0550New
Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party408,97740.4925–45
Democratic State31,4173.110New
Mongolian National Unity Party22,3502.210New
Mongolian Conservative United Party18,3721.821New
Mongolian Bourgeois Party17,5811.740New
Mongolian Workers' Party1,2110.120New
Blank votes3,9100.39
Valid votes1,010,15795.55
Invalid votes47,0254.45
Total votes1,057,182100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,147,26092.15
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p490 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p491
  3. ^ Thayer, Nate (1997-04-06). "IN MONGOLIA, A GOP-STYLE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-12-31.