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NA Elections 2018

“There is no winner or loser” 

The Prime Minister elect Lotay Tshering

Winning 53.95 percent of the votes cast in the general elections yesterday in 30 constituencies, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) is set to form the third elected government. DNT president and prime minister elect, Lotay Tshering said his party while winning all constituencies in western, central and southern dzongkhags, had received …

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We will form an even stronger Opposition: DPT

DPT president Pema Gyamtsho

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will form an even stronger Opposition in the third Parliament, the party president Pema Gyamtsho said. Having formed the first democratically elected government in 2008, DPT will form the Opposition for the second time winning 17 of the 47 seats, which is an increase of …

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It’s cranes in Bumthang

Voters queue in Tang central school polling station

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) swept both the constituencies in Bumthang. In Chhoekhor-Tang, the DPT president Pema Gyamtsho was a shoo-in to win the election against his nephew, Dawa, the candidate of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). While Dawa was asking Bumthang for change, Pema Gyamtsho was seen as the prime ministerial …

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Peach blossoms in Punakha

Voters arrive early to cast their votes at Punakha hospital polling station

Punakha opted for a change. The people of the two constituencies – Lingmukha-Toedwang and Kabisa-Talo chose Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa over Druk Phuensum Tshogpa yesterday in the general election. Just like in the primary round, the voters of Lingmukha-Toedwang constituency in Punakha chose DNT’s Tandi Dorji over DPT’s Sonam Wangyel Wang. …

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A landslide victory for DNT in Tsirang

Of the 23,696 registered voters, 18,668 voted yesterday

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won by a landslide in Tsirang yesterday.  Provisional results show that DNT won with a huge margin in Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes as well as Postal Ballots votes in both the constituencies.  In the Sergithang-Tsirangtoed constituency, DNT’s Garjaman Rai secured 6,077 votes of which 1,806 …

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Wangdue goes for Change

As the election officials began counting the postal ballots for Wangdue’s Athang-Thedtsho constituency yesterday afternoon, it was only after about 20 counts in favour of a Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate that one was picked out for Druk Phuensum Tshogpa. That was enough to anticipate a similar outcome from the …

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DNT wins Haa too

Voters queue in Yangthang BHU, one of the 22 polling stations in Haa

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won both the constituencies in Haa yesterday.  In Bji-Katsho-Eusu constituency, DNT’s candidate Ugen Tenzin secured 991 more votes than Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate Sonam Tobgay.  Ugen Tenzin secured 1,879 votes with 1,275 EVM votes and 604 postal ballots, winning both in EVM and postal ballots. …

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DPT takes Samdrupjongkhar

Voter turnout at Samdrupjongkhar stands at about 71 percent

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) won both the constituencies in Samdrupjongkhar. Like in the primary round, the people of Samdrupjongkhar chose DPT candidates over Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT). DPT’s Dewathang-Gomdar candidate, Ugyen Dorji, won by a narrow margin in the general elections 2018; DPT’s Jomotshangkha-Martshala candidate, Norbu Wangzom, defeated DNT candidate …

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Samtse goes for change again

Voters queue at Yangphelthang LSS polling station in Phuentshogpelri_Samtse constituency yesterday

Samtse, just like other southern dzongkhags voted for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT).  The party often called as the “phool party” in the dzongkhag swept all four constituencies with ease, according to provisional results.  In Tashichhoeling demkhong, DNT candidate Dil Maya Rai secured 6,032 votes, 4,495 EVM votes and 1,537 postal …

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DPT loses a constituency in Mongar

Voters at Yadi CS polling station

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) won two of the three constituencies in Mongar yesterday.  DPT lost Mongar constituency to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). In Kengkhar-Weringla constituency, DPT Rinzin Jamtsho secured 4,385 votes. DNT’s Kunzang Drukpa got 3,246 votes. In Mongar constituency, DNT’s Sherab Gyeltshen won with 2,030 EVM votes and 1,722 …

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Postal votes swing Trongsa in DNT’s favour

The people of Trongsa went for change to vote in Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa  (DNT) by giving 3,656 votes, according to the provisional results. DNT won in the postal votes. Of the total, DNT won 2,185 electronic voting machine (EVM) votes and 1,471 postal votes. Druk Phuensum Tsogpa secured 2,250 votes …

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DNT wins two of the five constituencies in Trashigang

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won two of the five constituencies in Trashigang.   DNT’s Radhi-Sakteng and Thrimshing candidates, Dorji Tshering and Ugyen Dorji, won 3,550 and 2,646 votes respectively in their constituencies, ending DPT’s clean sweep during the primary round.  After trailing by 430 votes in the postal ballot count, …

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