The ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party elected Friday evening Sanj Bayar as its new chairman at its 25th party congress.
Sanj Bayar, the party's former secretary general, won the election by defeating the only other candidate M. Enkhbold, the former chairman of the party and Mongolia's prime minister.
Bayar said after his victory that he would keep solidarity and boost democracy in the party.
The party's congress opened Monday morning, with party constitution amendment and party reform high on the agenda.
The congress will elect a new central committee Saturday.
The party, established in 1921, has more than 160,000 members throughout the country. As the country's largest party, it holds 39 seats in the 76-seat Mongolian parliament and formed a coalition government after Enkhbold was elected prime minister in January 2006.