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NA Elections 2018

Reaching the polling stations in Lunana

The highland community of Lunana in Gasa is the most remote gewog located above 3,400 metres. The transmigration practices of the residents make it challenging for polling officials to reach them during elections. The community has the second highest registered voters in the dzongkhag and has played a crucial role …

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Sixty-two postal ballots were rejected from two constituencies in Khamdang-Ramjar and Bumdeling-Jamkhar in Trashiyangtse. Two constituencies received 6,227 postal ballots.

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Phuentsholing border gate closed until 6pm today

The international border gate at Phuentsholing, Chukha will remain sealed until 6pm today. The border was closed at 6pm yesterday

With the country going to the polls today, the border gate at Phuentsholing will remain sealed until 6pm today. The border was sealed after 6pm yesterday. Around 5:30pm yesterday, the Indian vehicles and workers working in Phuentsholing rushed to leave the border town before the exit gate was closed. However, …

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No ballot rejection in Trongsa

Bjizam school polling station in Trongsa ready for the poll day

Of the 2,660 conventional postal ballots and those from the postal ballot facilitation booths (PBFB) that the Office of the Returning Office received in Trongsa, none was rejected. A total of 1,348 postal ballots were received for Draagteng-Langthel constituency. The segregation of postal ballots began on September 13. Nubi-Tangsibji constituency …

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Candidates to rest before the poll day

lection officials open postal ballot envelope A at the office of the returning officer of Jomotsangkha-Martshala constituency in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday

After dashing from one village to another in the pouring rain for past one week, candidates of Dewathang-Gomdar constituency have hung their boots momentarily. Three of the candidates filed their papers on expenses incurred during the campaign with the National Observer in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday. Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s Neten Zangmo campaigned …

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RENEW signs MoU with Patrizia Children’s Foundation

The President and founder of RENEW, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck signed an MoU with CEO of the Patrizia Children’s Foundation, Wolfgang Eggar, to fund the construction of the children’s facility at the Regional Central Gawailing in Bumthang. A press release from RENEW states that Her Majesty is in …

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Which way will Bardo – Trong go?

Zhemgang town

Unlike the past elections, where the dzongkhag coordinators of respective political parties had some idea on which pocket of the voters would support their party, they are uncertain this time. Most voters in Bardo-Trong constituency in Zhemgang discuss politics but not about whom they are going to support. This time …

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South Thimphu’s Returning Officer, along with counting officials and representatives of the four political parties start opening the postal ballot envelope A packages at the Returning Officer’s office in Simtokha yesterday. North Thimphu’s Returning Officer, Sonam Lhundrup said his office would segregate the postal ballots today morning.

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Dagana and Tsirang prepared for poll day

Presiding and polling officers leave for polling stations yesterday

It took an excavator almost two days to clear two farm roadblocks in Semjong gewog, Tsirang. The block was cleared for traffic 30 minutes after polling and presiding officials arrived at the block site in Dekiling, 10km away from the gewog centre yesterday. Semjong gup, Top Nath Archarja, said the …

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Pemagatshel deploys 283 officials for poll day

Polling officials leave for the stations in Pemagatshel

A total of 283 polling officials and 203 security personnel left for 60 polling stations of the three constituencies in Pemagatshel on September 12 and 13. The dzongkhag administration arranged transportation to ferry the officials to their stations. Returning officer (RO) of Nanong-Shumar demkhong, Sonam Bumtap, said the demkhong deployed …

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