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Thoughts after the elections

The 2018 elections are now behind us. We have elected a new government. We look forward with excitement what the new government will bring. We should move on. In the aftermath of the general elections, some of us are still stuck and can’t get over the fervour of the elections. …

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NA elections and lessons

Every election is an experience. For a young democracy like ours, Thursday’s National Assembly (NA) election is only the third in ten years. There are though, in the wake, certainly many issues worthy of serious contemplation, lessons to take home, shortfalls on which to build upon and successes for which …

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For change it was

Within an hour into counting the election results last night, it was clear that Bhutanese were convinced with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) call for change. The party that won with the most votes in the primaries campaigned for change in governance every five years, at times, warning people that …

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On the poll day

The country will return to the polls once more today to choose a party that would govern the people for five years. In the months running up to the poll day, the Bhutanese society was fraught with emotions. Speculations were rife and the initial excitement for the national assembly elections …

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In the interest of the nation

As we enter into the final stages of the 2018 general elections, we are confident that our voters would have given a serious thought about the implications of their choice, both at the local and national levels. Our voters, after attending several meetings, would have looked at and assessed the …

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How do we deal with the emerging issues?

The triumph of the social media will show now that the no-campaign period is finally called. We are here already! But this is no celebration time. Candidates representing the different political parties will, of course, rest but supporters may not. We have already seen to what extent the supporters can …

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The postal voters

An impressive voter turnout of almost 83 percent at the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths indicates that people take the general elections seriously. With the whole democratic process set into motion as a mandate from the throne, the participation of the people in the electoral process is crucial for …

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Anti-social media?

The poll day of the general round of election is just five days away. What this means is that the political parties and supporters will go all out to make the most out of the few days before the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) calls 48-hour no-campaign period into effect. …

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The people deserve better

The 2018 elections are touted as the most inclusive yet. But given the developments we are witnessing today, this election could also become the most divisive electoral process the country has seen so far.  If the 2013 elections created divisions among the communities, this electoral process is dividing the country …

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Going beyond the limits

Some overzealous party supporters are going beyond the limits in working for the interest of the party for short-term gains. Recently, audio clips on social media dragging the institution of monarchy into politics went viral. This is in violation of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Article 2 Section …

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