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NA Elections 2018

Dr Lotay Tshering is the prime minister candidate

The president of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Dr Lotay Tshering, will be nominated as the party’s prime ministerial candidate, the party said.  A press release from the party stated that as stipulated in the Constitution under Article 17 (i), the president will receive Dakyen from His Majesty The King to assume …

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Samtse voted for change 

A voter shows his voter card before he enters to vote at Norbugang GC poll station

Affinity for change, party presidents popularity, and the promise of health services were the key factors that determined Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)s fortune in Samtse on October 18. DNT even won the Dophuchen-Tading constituency, which was won by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in the primary election. Observers expected a tough …

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DNT urges people to refrain from divisive politics

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) appealed to all Bhutanese, irrespective of which party they supported or voted for in the third parliamentary elections, to discontinue engaging in divisive practices and come together. A WeChat recording of a DNT supporter surfaced on social media the day after the poll day. The woman …

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How Wangdue chose DNT over DPT

Wangdue went for change. The party pledges were at the heart of the choice that the electorate made. “Rich or poor, health is something that is important for everyone. So people might have understood its importance and the voted for DNT,” Ugyen Lhendup from Gaselo, said. In Athang-Thedtsho constituency where …

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Election results from Pemagatshel

Despite being penalised and suspended from campaigning by Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Druk Phuenseum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Khar-Yurung candidate in Pemagatshel, Tshering Choden, won with the maximum number of votes. She secured a total of 4,738 votes, of which 3,072 were postal ballots and 1,666 from EVM. Tshering Choden said …

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How DNT took Paro

In Paro, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won both the constituencies in the dzongkhag. In the Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, DNT’s Ugyen Tshering won. One of the DNT party supporters said that people were impressed due to the pledges and doable plans of the party. “The win is attributed mainly to the health …

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DNT’s win not a surprise in Trongsa

After voting, voters wait for their friends at Draagteng gewog centre polling station to go home

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) winning both constituencies in Trongsa was not a surprise for the voters and the winning candidates. This is because the DNT won in Nubi_Tangsibji constituency and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in Dragteng_Langthel constituency in the primaries. People from Trongsa, who followed the general election …

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DNT won in Tsirang because of the president

It was evident that Tsirang was Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) stronghold much before the primary poll after the party president, Lotay Tshering’s familiarization tour. The primary election results only gave DNT candidates more hope to make it through the general election. Both Bimal Thapa of Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang constituency and Garjaman Rai …

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DNT will form an inclusive government

Prime Minister elect Lotay Tshering catches up with colleagues before the press conference yesterday

The new government-elect, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, will scrutinize the competence of its ministerial candidates and ensure that they maintain a regionally balanced Cabinet. DNT president Lotay Tshering, at a press conference yesterday, said there will not be any issues on deciding the ministerial candidates as some good candidates from …

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