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NA Elections 2018

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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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ECB’s decisions on election dispute cases

The Election Commission of Bhutan yesterday issued its decision on eight election dispute cases related to the primary rounds of the National Assembly elections, 2018. The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) filed a complaint on August 30 against Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) on rampant distribution of party cards and misinforming voters. …

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As Lhuentse prepares to go to the poll

In preparation to the poll day of the primary round of third parliamentary election, which is approaching nearer, election officials of 17 polling stations in Lhuentse district left for their respective areas after their refreshers’ course yesterday. More than 30 polling stations and the officials are in the field for election …

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Bumthang prepared for the poll

Refresher course for polling officials concludes in Bumthang

Chhoekhor-Tang debate for the people of Bumthang was serious. Reporting from the grassroots, it is this: a few elderlies gathered at a restaurant were listening to every point and argument the candidates made. “It will be a tough fight this year,” a resident of Chamkhar said. While the enthusiasm and …

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Trongsa voters prepared for poll day

Poling officials check the EVM’s before dispatching them to the polling station

The people of Trongsa are ready to vote the party of their choice on September 15. All four parties and their candidates, they say are capable and competent. Ugyen Tshomo, 22, from Nubi gewog who came to sell her vegetables at Trongsa town said all political parties candidate visited her …

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Thoughts from the party presidents

With the election campaign period ending tomorrow, party presidents are rushing to meet the last voters before wrapping up their campaigns. Except for the president of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) who is in her home dzongkhag, Samdrupjongkhar, the presidents of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s …

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BKP President wraps up campaign in Orong today

It is getting dark in Belam Sharang village, Samdrupcholing drungkhag of Samdrupjongkhar. About 10 villagers are listening to Bhutan Kuen-Nyam President Neten Zangmo at one of her supporter’s house. It was the second meeting yesterday afternoon attended mostly by elders. Her voice has become hoarse from speaking at more than …

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