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NA Elections 2018

More than 5,000 expected to vote at Sarpang’s postal ballot facilitation booths

A young voter casts his ballot at Jigmeling Police Training Institute facilitation booth yesterday

The first day of voting at postal ballot facilitation booths in Sarpang went smoothly. The dzongkhag’s electoral officer, Sonam Wangda, said: “Including two mobile facilitation booths, we are operating five facilitation booths.” The facilitation booths are located at the Sarpang Central School, Gelephu Higher Secondary School, and Jigmeling Police Training …

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Tsirang targets high voter turnout

About 9,000 voters did not turn up in the primary round

Election officials in Tsirang are working extensively to achieve target of 99 percent voter turnout in the general election on October 18. The target is 13 percent more than what was achieved in primary round on September 15. Of the 23,696 registered voters in Tsirang, 86 percent turned up to …

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Know your candidate: Zhemgang

Bardo-Trong DNT Sonam Leki Age: 38 Experience: Teacher.  Education: Bachelors of Education. Describe yourself in three words. Teacher at heart who will serve as politician to the King, country and people. Your priority for the constituency.  Health, Education, Agriculture, Road, IT. One aspect you like and dislike in the ongoing …

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Election officials setting up postal ballot facilitation booth in Thimphu yesterday. More than 102,000 registered postal voters are expected to vote at the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths, which open today across the country. The booths will operate from 9am -7pm from October 10-12.

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Tsirang pours out support at DNT meeting

More than a thousand voters turned up for the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering’s meeting yesterday morning.  It was the only meeting for the entire dzongkhag and was streamed live on social media.  Lotay Tshering said that while the country has prospered, the same could not be said about …

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A choice between an uncle and nephew

For the people of Chhoekhor-Tang constituency in Bumthang, the choice is between an uncle and a nephew. The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate, Dawa will face his uncle the president of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Pema Gyamtsho. The constituency’s public debate yesterday was a much-awaited one for the people here. …

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Man warned and fined for criticising DNT president

The Pemagatshel dzongkhag election dispute settlement body, on October 8, warned and slapped a fine of Nu 6,450 to Cheku Wangyel from Nangkor in Shumar gewog for criticising the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) president, Lotay Tshering and the party supporters. The dispute settlement body found that Cheku Wangyel, in a …

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How would Punakha choose?

Villagers work in field in Kabjisa in Punakha

While voters in Punakha say they were looking forward to the general election’s poll day, they were more anxious about guarding their paddy fields from wild animals. As some of the villagers in various gewogs in Punakha have started harvesting paddy, Nidup Wangdi, 68, from Dompala, a community of 21 …

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Know your candidate: Wangduephodrang

Athang-Thedsho DNT Kinley Wangchuk Age: 39 Experience: Worked as enterprise development consultant, and civil servant, radio producer, TV producer.  Education: Masters in Diplomacy and International study. Describe yourself in three words. Sincere, hardworking, and dedicated. Your priority for the constituency.  Health is our priority. Specifically road and irrigation. One aspect …

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